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Shinwari finds Kandahar’s education process poor

Shinwari finds Kandahar’s education process poor

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May 05, 2017 - 16:25

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Deputy educationinfo-icon minister Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari on Friday said the residents of southern Kandahar province were not satisfied with the education process.

Shinwari, who visited Kandahar to assess the education process, met the governor, provincial council members and tribal elders.

After his meetings with these people, Shinwari told Pajhwok Afghan News that the aim of his visit to assess the education situation and introduce reforms in cooperation with parents.

He confirmed problems in the provincial education department and the education process in the provincial capital, Kandahar City, and districts.

Elaborating, he said there were no schools in many areas of the province. “Where there are schools, teachers don’t attend classes. Similarly, in many areas teachers have a low capacity.

The deputy minister said most of students lacked books and other needed materials. He said residents were not happy with the current education process in Kandahar.

Shinwari said during his days long visit of Kandahar, he held talks with officials, civil societyinfo-icon activists and elders on their assistance in bringing about reforms in the education sector.

He also claimed obtaining information about the existence of ghost schools in districts. He said the schools had been shut, but salaries were regularly received.

Shinwari admitted there had been a shortage of textbooks for class nine, eight and seven but books for the remaining classes were sent Kandahar from Kabulinfo-icon a few weeks ago.  He said the book shortage would be overcome ahead of annual exams.

Kandahar governor Dr. Mohammad Humayun Azizi said the provincial education department was a victim of political interference.

He said most officials at the department had been appointed through political affiliations.

The governor said the Education Ministry had in some cases issued appointment letters for a single post at the education department to two persons.

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