MoE, UNESCO to Launch Literacy Programs for Citizens
The Ministry of Education (MoE) is seeking to launch literacy courses for the citizens in cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The MoE said negotiations are underway to finalize plan for launching the programmes.
“We are planning to discuss its educational mechanism in the near future,” said Aziz Ahmad Riyan, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
This comes as the Islamic Emirate banned girls above grade six from going to the school.
The citizens suggested that the short-term educational programs are not beneficial and that the government must reopen the schools for girls students in grade 7-12.
“The short time courses are not effective. It cannot replace school and professional education. These courses cannot make someone an engineer or a doctor,” a resident of Kabul said.
According to some statistics, there are a total of 87 literacy courses active under the leadership of the MoE.
Based on available figures the literacy rate is below average in the country of 35 million.