Dand-e-Ghori residents in Baghlan lack education facilities
By Ghanizada - Thu Feb 09 2012, 9:51 pm
A number of Arab-Tapa residents in Dand-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province complain for the lack of education centers specifically the lack of schools and urge the Afghan government to build schools in the area.
The residents also added that the Afghan government officials did not consider their request despite they applied to resolve their issues several times in the past.
According to local residents in Araba-Tapa, around 300 families are living in this region and around 500 children are needed to attend schools and they urgently need a school infrastructure to resolve the education issues of their children.
In the meantime chief of northern Baghlan education department Dr. Mohammad Syed deny the allegations and said there is a primary school in Araba-Tapa but the school does not have a shelter and infrastructure.
Mr. Syed added, the school lacks female teachers and they are considering to resolve the two issues by next year.
Despite various reconstruction projects which have been implemented across the country after the civil war was over in Afghanistan, there are still a number of regions where welfare projects specifically health and education centers have not been considered during the past 10 years.
Arab-Tapa localted in Dand-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province has a distance of 10 kms from northern Pul-e-Khumri city.
The area was cleared of the militants following a military operation around a year ago but the local residents complain that no welfare projects have been considered by government of Afghanistan during the past 1 year.
Report by Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.