Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Insecurity Deprives 4,000 Ghazni Children of Education

Insecurity Deprives 4,000 Ghazni Children of Education

GHAZNI CITY - Nearly 4,000 children, a majority or 70 percent of them girls, have been deprived of education in southern Ghazni province due to insecurity and shortage of schools, an official said Sunday.
Mohibullah Ansari, the provincial education director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that nothing had been done for the education sector development in Ghazni province during the past many years.
He said insecurity, shortage of schools and lack of people’s interest in education were factors that deprived 4000 students, 70 percent of them girls, of schooling.
He said, “People want improvement in the situation to send their children to school in the province.”
However, he said efforts were underway for resolving such issues with the help of tribal elders and relevant authorities.
Mohammad Wali Sabawoon, a resident of Ghazni City, the provincial capital, said parents were responsible to send their children to schools. He urged the warning parties not to create hurdles for students across the province.
Mohammad Nabi, another resident, said a number of children in their area did not go school due to insecurity.
A number of other residents held similar views and urged the government to address the education related issues as soon as possible.
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said they had no issue with education system but sometimes when there were clashes students did not attend schools.

Ghazni has 18 districts and 14 of them face security threats and as a result students are deprived of education. (Pajhwok)