The Taliban authorities have confirmed shut down of “Teacher Training Centers” in Afghanistan, claiming that the previous government removed it from the Education ministry.
According to the letter sent from the Ministry of Education to Khaama Press on Wednesday, higher teacher training institutions have been eliminated from the Ministry of Education’s organizational structure.
The Ministry of Education of the Taliban confirmed the authenticity of the letter issued from the Ministry on Wednesday, claiming that the Teacher Training Centers were “Ineffective and Unnecessary” among the departments.
A separate letter from the Ministry of Education said that the teachers and staff at Teacher Training Centers will be hired to fill open positions at schools, Darul-Ulooms, and Seminaries.
However, Teachers expressed their concern and urged the Taliban authorities to review its decision. “In a letter, a special guideline, unfortunately, an educational entity, an administration of the Ministry of Education, a backbone of the society, has been demolished,” said an instructor.
As a result, more than 4,000 instructors and employees of the Teacher Training Centers across the country may need a more stable future, according to the centres’ instructors.
On the other hand, experts say that thousands of instructors will lose their jobs and the training centres and schools will face a shortage of teachers in the future, so it does not seem logical to eliminate the department.
According to data, more than 6,000 instructors and government employees are reportedly employed by “Teacher Training centres” nationwide.