AT-KABUL: Terming insecurity in parts of the country and lack of instructors as main hurdles for education, the Ministry of Education (MoE) on Sunday said that comprehensive plans will be implemented to improve the quality of education countrywide.
“Education witnessed good progress in past years but still it faces some problems. We are committed to overcome the snags by putting into practice inclusive plans and programs,” said Sayid Azghar Haidari, the acting deputy chief for General Education Department of the MoE.
Talking to ceremony titled ‘National sovereignty and Children’s Day’; he said the ministry is faced with lack of schoolteachers due to establishing of new classes and increase of students in parts of the country. “Up to 11,000 schoolteachers are hired annually. However this process was hindered in some provinces this year,” he continued.
Hinting at some errors in newly published textbooks, he vowed to address the issue in near future. “The ministry is committed to fill all the gaps in education system, but it needs the international community’s support in this regard,” he opined.
He said majority of children have access school but insecurity has limited their number in a number of insecure and remote areas. “The ministry will leave no stone unturned to reopen the closed in schools in the areas,” he vowed.
The ceremony was held by the MoE in collaboration with Turkish Embassy in Kabul, aimed at encouraging top students in poetry, drawing and article writing competition. More than 400,000 students had attended the competition where nine students in poetry, drawing and article writing got top positions and were granted awards.