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Foundation stone of girls’ school building laid in Takhar

Foundation stone of girls’ school building laid in Takhar

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27 Aug 2023 - 17:55
Foundation stone of girls’ school building laid in Takhar
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27 Aug 2023 - 17:55

TALOQAN (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of a building for a girls’ school has been laid in Bolak Warta Buz area of Taloqan city, the capital of northern Takhar province, by a businessman, officials said on Sunday.

Maulavi Hizbullah Mubasher, the head of the provincial Education Department, told Pajhwok Afghan News there were two boys’ schools in the area, but the girls’ school had no building and surrounding wall.

The girls faced many problems while studying under the open sky, but now a local businessman wanted to construct a building for the school, Mubasher added.

He added: “The building will solve many problems and all its 3,000 students will have a standard two-storey building”.

The businessman funding construction of the school building is currently living abroad. The businessman has paid $10,000 for construction of the surrounding wall and other works of the building will be launched later.

Haji Imam Yar, who is financially supporting the school, said considering the problems of students due to lack of a suitable place to study and to separate girls from boys, he decided to first complete the four walls around the school and then construct its building.

He said he had paid $10,000 for the surrounding wall of the school.

He assured that construction work of the school building would be started once the surrounding wall was completed.

Local people and teachers of the school were pleased with the businessman’s decision because students faced many challenges in the absence of a building.

Mohammad Noor, a local resident, said: “There is only one high school and its building is about to collapse, all girls and boys study at the same building and therefore majority of the families have prevented their girls from going to this school, we are happy that this school will have a new building”.

Mohammad Akram, one of the teachers, said the students were forced into co-education due to lack of a proper building.

Takhar education department officials say half of the 700 schools in the province have no buildings and their students study in the open and efforts are being made to solve these problems.

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