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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Japan assists $25 million to education sector in Afghanistan

By GHANIZADA - Thu Jan 12, 5:22 pm

Japan announced an aid package of USD 25 million for the construction of schools in Bamiyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces of Afghanistan.

The agreement was signed between Education Ministry of Afghanistan, Japan Ambassador to Afghanistan and UNICEF representative for Afghanistan.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Education of Afghananistan, the aid package will be spent to construct schools in regions where people do not have access to proper education facilities.

The source further added, the construction work of schools will be completed in the three years.
Afghan Education Minister Farooq Wardak quoted in the press release said, the Education Ministry of Afghanistan struggling to pave the way for providing education for all and is looking to arrange education facilities in all provinces of Afghanistan.

In the meantime, Japan Ambassador to Afghanistan Richero Takahashi while pointing towards the importance of education in Afghanistan said, the new package is vital for the reconstruction of schools in Afghanistan despite more than 50% of of provinces in Afghanistan lacks education infrastructures.

According to sources in Afghan Education Ministry, more than 8 million population of Afghanistan is comprised of school students.

Khaama Press

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