Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Education is the right of every children, teenagers and youths in the country, it is required the sides of imposed war in Afghanistan and politicians in the country respect the right and observe it.
BNA social affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently ministry of education announce that 1600 schools due to insecurity and threats of armed opposition groups are close in the level of the country and hundreds thousand children are deprived from attending school.
According the figures released by ministry of education Kandahar, Zabul, Helmand and Oruzgan are among the provinces where more schools are close.
Farah, Herat and Kunduz are also among the provinces suffering from the closure of schools. In addition in 18 other provinces including Kabul province 142 schools are close due insecurity reasons and threats of armed groups fighting against the spiritual and physical interests of Afghan people.
The authorities of ministry of education have said that the number of schools, closed due insecurity and threats of armed opposition groups have increased this year in comparison to the previous year. They say that armed groups involved in the conflict use schools as trench, sanctuaries and hideouts which cause the destruction of schools and educational facilities.
Ministry of Education reports about the closure of more than 1000 schools, while the relevant authorities of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan have always tried to keep the schools and institutes safe for children and youths to attend schools, educational institutes and universities without any concern. Unfortunately, armed groups fighting against Afghan people have never showed any concern regarding to the education of Afghan children and exercised all kinds of criminal acts against educational and medical systems and presenting social services.
Taliban not only today, but while in power had closed the doors of schools for girls and changed the system of education and curriculum of schools which were against all educational criteria and showed their animosity against science and technology in one way or another.
On the other hand one of the objectives of Pakistan in Afghanistan is destroying the infrastructure of education system in our country. Pakistan is trying by paralyzing the education system in Afghanistan, prevent the progress and development of our country and use Taliban as a means to achieve its evil and heinous objective.
The Afghan people ask Taliban if they are really Afghans and Muslims should be not used as a means for achieving the goals of foreigners and desist from disturbing the system of education in the country.
Also, our people ask the ethnical elders strengthening education counsels and consistent contacts with armed groups spare no any efforts for reopening the closed schools and help the children of the country in acquiring knowledge which Islam insists on.
Abdul Khalil MInawi