STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

50 per cent private education centres in Afghanistan shut since Taliban takeover

As per the union, the deteriorated economic status of families is the main reason for the closure of these educational centers.

Published: 29th November 2021 04:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 29th November 2021 04:03 PM   |  A+A-

Taliban fighters

Taliban fighters (Photo | AP)

By ANI

KABUL: Over 50 per cent of private education centres have been closed within the past three months across Afghanistan since the Taliban take over the country, local media reported citing the Union of Private Education Centers.

As per the union, the deteriorated economic status of families is the main reason for the closure of these educational centers.

"With changes happening in Afghanistan, many educational facilities--40 to 50 per cent--stopped their activities. The reason for that was the small number of students in the educational centers," Sanjar Khalid, head of the union said.

Some students said that the long time period has affected their morale for continuing education.

"We are still hopeful to study to become a person who can serve their country," said Shabana Habib Yar, a student, according to Tolo News.

"We lost the motivation for the lessons because it is still unclear whether we will go to school next year or not," said Najia Sarwary, a student.

Mohammad Arif Jamal, the head of one of the private education centers in western Kabul said that the number of students has dropped 60 per cent during the past three months compared to previous months.

"After the fall of the government and the Islamic Emirate's coming to power, the number of students dropped, particularly the female students," he said.

Last year, 200,000 students from 34 provinces attended the university entrance exams. When the Islamic Emirate came to power, girls were banned from attending grades 7-12 in many provinces across the country, TOLO News reported.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp