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14 acres private land donated for schools in Jawzjan

14 acres private land donated for schools in Jawzjan

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3 May 2023 - 18:51
14 acres private land donated for schools in Jawzjan
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3 May 2023 - 18:51

SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Some residents in northern Jawzjan province have donated 14 acres of their private land to the Department of Education last year for constructing schools.

Education Director Mawlavi Mohammad Tahir Jawad said that Jawzjan residents during the previous year also donated 11.5 acres of their lands for the construction of school, according to the information of the provincial Education Department.

He added last year 11.5 acres land was donated in Aqcha district, three acres in Khanaqa district, 1.5 acres in Khawaja Dakho district, one acre in Darzab and 3.5 acres donated in Shiberghan City, the provincial capital.

According to Education Department last year one acre land was reversed from land grabbers in Awara Mast and Chahr Shaba villages of Shiberghan and on acre land was recovered from grabbers in the Masour village of Aqcha district.

Land donators:

Zaghorali, the resident of Shiberghan, who donated one acre land to the Ahmad Shah Abdali School in the Mangotai village, said: “I am really happy that our children are studying in a proper place after the construction of their school building.”

He said most students in their village were busy learning in unsuitable environment.

He asked the education department and aid providing institutions to help in the construction of school buildings in Jawzjan province.

Mohammad Ramazan, the resident of Aqcha district, who donated half acre of his land to the school for displaced persons, said: “I provided the land for school building in order to cooperate with the Education Department.”

He added: “We are all Muslim and brothers, in current circumstances we should cooperate and work hard to promote education.”

Experts hail land donation:

Ali Sher, one of the writers and civil society activist in Shiberghan, said that land donation to school buildings reflected upon public interest in education and learning.

He added people now understood that education and knowledge played vital role in the development of a society.

Religious Scholar Mawlavi Samaruddin said land donation to school buildings was a decent act from the lens of Islamic Sharia. This donation offered forever reward to the land owner, he added.

He asked public to send their children to school and seminaries, adding that land donation encouraged the Education Department to work hard for the promotion of education.

According to Mawlavi Samaruddin the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (PBUH) also encouraged people to get education and the fact that an individual donate his land for this purpose was an admirable act.

Construction of schools buildings urged:

Mohammad Zubair, a student of Permazet Intermediate School, in Khawaja Dokoh district said: “I am really happy regarding the construction of school building by the Education Department and other institutions; we will be able to study in a proper environment.”

He added: “I am in class 8th, in the past our school had no building and no place. Every month our school location used to change, now I am really happy that our elders donated land and we will have permanent building for our school in our own village.”

Gul Mohammad, another student from the Ahmad Shaha Abdali Primary School in Mangotai village, also had similar complain and added due to the lack of proper place students were less interested in the study.

He added: “The distance to my school was far and I get tired and there was no proper place for studying as well, now that our school will get building which close to my house made me thrilled. I wish to become a doctor.”

Both students have asked the Education Department to take steps towards the construction of school buildings.

Education Director Mawlavi Mohammad Tahir Jawad, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “Jawzan resident always supported the Education Department and provided their lands for the construction of schools because they want their children to go to schools.”


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