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Feb 19, 2019
Paktia edu sector gets land and cash in assistance from public

GARDEZ (Pajhwok): The Education Department of southeastern Paktia province has received 35.5 acres of land and 24 million afghanis in assistance from people this year, an official said on Monday.
Kochi Zazai, the provincial Education Department director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that people have devoted 35.5 acres of land and 24 million afghanis in aid to education sector in Gardez and districts.
The construction of some school from public charity was underway while more schools would be built next year.
Zazai added 40 constructed schools building would be put into service in upcoming year and work on some other would be started soon.
He also admitted the low quality of education and promised that an effort was underway to address all such issues by constructing the schools’ new building.
On the other hand, residents have complained against the low quality of education and the system in the province despite their cooperation to help boost the education sector.
Yousuf Hanif, a resident of the Ahmad Abad district, told Pajhwok still the education quality has been low  due to shortage of textbooks, laboratories and computers at many schools.
Hanif said, “Paktia residents have assisted the education department at different times in many areas but the authorities concerned did not pay attention to the education department.’
Ismatullah Taskin, a student of grade 10th of Baghsha high school, told Pajhwok private schools’ education quality was better compare to the government schools as they were more equipped with facilities.

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