More than 100 schoolgirls, teachers poisoned in Herat

Siam Zamir News

HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): At least 116 school students and teachers were poisoned in the Injil district of western Herat province on Monday morning, an official said. Injil district’s administrative Mohammad chief Naqib told Pajhwok Afghan News a number of students, teachers and workers of Habib-Al-Mustafa Girls’ School had been poisoned. “More than a hundred people, all females, were poisoned,” he ...
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Over half of teachers in Afghanistan unfit for position: anti-corruption watchdog

Siam Zamir News

More than half of teachers in Afghanistan are incompetent to carry out the task, an independent anti-corruption body warned Saturday. The finding by the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee alleged favoritism and patronage widely prevail over merit and ability in appointment of teachers. “Despite huge fund for education, we still see 55 percent of teachers in the sector ...
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Afghanistan Conflict: Highest Number of Women, Kids Killed, Wounded on Record

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The highest number of women and children on record were killed or wounded by the conflict in Afghanistan during the first six months of the year, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday. The number of women who died or were injured jumped 23 percent in the six months to June, the United Nations Assistance Mission in ...