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2 schools reopen, 10 remain shut in Kandahar City

2 schools reopen, 10 remain shut in Kandahar City

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Sep 18, 2017 - 23:09

KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): Two schools which had been closed for lack of buildings and security reasons were reopened in the capital of southern Kandahar province on Monday.

The two schools in Kandahar City were among a dozen schools which have been closed for various reasons and a campaign to reopen these schools has been launched.

Previously the issue of closed schools remained confined to districts but now at least 10 schools are shut in Kandahar City.

The two schools in Kandahar City’s Haji Obaidullah and Miankoh areas were reopened at a ceremony attended by educationinfo-icon officials and local residents.

Education director Abdul Qadir Piwastoon told Pajhwok Afghan News the two schools had been closed for several years due to lack of buildings and teachers.

He said the two schools still faced the same problems but they were reopened after local residents offered their homes to run the schools and teachers would be appointed on an ad hoc basis.

The education director said the two schools would remain operational at the private homes until the government constructed buildings for them.

Piwastoon thanked people for their cooperation and urged them to send their children to the schools.

He said 10 schools remained closed in Kandahar City and it was determined to reopen them this academic year.

Local residents said they were happy over the schools’ reopening and asked the authorities concerned to dispatch needed educational materials and appoint professional teachers at the schools.

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