Over 500 schools closed in Afghanistan due to instability
By Ghanizada - 13 May 2012, 6:36 pm
According to Education Ministry officials around 530 schools have been closed across the country due security threats.
Farooq Wardak Afghan Education Minister on Sunday said the schools have been closed in 11 provinces of Afghanistan located in southern and eastern regions.
A number of schools have also been closed in northern Jowzjan province, and in Farah and Badghis provinces of Afghanistan in the western regions.
Afghan educations ministry officials said around 300,000 students have been affected and can not continue to their studies in these provinces.
Majority of the schools have been closed due to war and militants threats as it has been noticed in eastern Ghazni province during the recent months.
In the meantime Afghan education ministry officials said around 650 schools were closed across the country during the last year.
The officials also said teachers and students are still being threatened by militants and urged armed groups to prevent attacking school students and teacahers.
In the latest of insurgents attack five Afghan education ministry officials were killed in eastern Paktika province.
However Afghan education ministry officials said they have managed to reopen around 30 schools in various provinces of
Afghanistan despite militants threats.