Saturday April 30, 2016
Kabul (BNA) On March 20, the bell of schools was rung by President Ashraf Ghani.
In his speech, the president talked on the quality of education as saying education was not a goal but a means and emphasized on quality promotion of education in the country. Spokesman of the MoE Mujeeb Mehrdad said, “Before everything, I would like to congratulate the advent of 1395 year to all countrymen, teachers, students and professionals of education. He added, every year, the MoE enrolls large number of eligible children and in 1395 we enrolled over 11 million children. Due to certain problems, over 700 schools were closed in 1394. We are concerned that this figure may not increase this year. Despite of our efforts, even in the capital Kabul several schools lack buildings and students are accommodating in tents.
He went on to say, our main problem is lack of sufficient budget to print text books. These textbooks were sent to 11 provinces and this process will continue to other provinces, talking on the sample schools one for boys and the next for girls.
We intend to extend this to all provinces with the cooperation of the friendly country of Turkey and we have started in five provinces. These schools will be equipped with all essential materials. Top students will be enrolled in these schools through examination. We plan to supply laboratories for over 200 schools and supply Lap Top computers with the cooperation of the MoCIT. He added, “In 1395, we plan to send 400 students to Tajikistan and India for learning of technical and vocational education. One of our basic problems is lack of skilled and professional teachers. Every year, we employ 5000-10000 professional teachers according to our budget capacity. We have announced vacant positions and examination is going on, because increase of students requires new teachers. But, we have a problem, he said, “After examination, some employed teachers don’t attend job and their position remain vacant. So, we have to employ contract based teachers.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received a computer programmer of education evaluation program, Tamim Isa the other day, the President Press Office said in a statement.
At the outset, Tamim Isa expressed gratitude over president’s attention and support to the country’s youths, adding his project can create coordination among the teachers and parents, the statement further said.
Of 1,200 projects that were presented in the US Inventors Association Competitions and were held among 165 countries, representing Afghanistan his project could find way to the final stage and now he needs the people support, the statement added.
Appreciating Tamim Isa’s innovation, President Ghani said, ‘Those youth whose scientific projects obtain top positions in world competitions, will be supported by the people and government’, the statement continued.
The president pointed out that however, many youths have left the country to abroad, but, still there are some youths who are making effort to fame the name Afghanistan among the world countries, the statement added.
President Ghani asked the citizens to support Tamim Isa’s innovation and vote for him, the statement concluded.
Wednesday April 27, 2016
Qalat (BNA) After long years a school was reopened by efforts of tribal elders in Nawbahar district, southern Zabul province.
The schools since years were closed due to presence and threats of Taliban militants in Nawbahar district of the province.
According to unconfirmed figures, with closing of these schools dozen thousands girls and boys students were deprived of further education.
An in-charge of education department in the province said BNA, after reopen of the school 150 students continuing their education.
Trying to provide books, tables, chairs and other education facilities for the school, the source added.
Tribal elders stated that they are attempting to reopen other close schools in Nawbahar district of the province as well.
Saturday April 23, 2016
Farah (BNA) Dozens school students were poisoned due to using foodstuffs or greenhouse gases in western Farah province.
Mohammad Naser Mahri spokesman of Farah governor confirmed the news told BNA reporter, 42 students of Charbagh high school were poisoned and taken to provincial hospital of Farah.
The main reason of the poisoned is not clear yet, but in-charge of the school claimed that the students were poisoned due to greenhouse gases emissions.
Abdul Jabar Sayeq head of public health of the province told, 100 poisoned students have taken to the hospital, which a number of them after treatment discharged from the hospital.
The main reason behind the poisoned is not clear, Sayeq added.