IEA seeks to place
seminaries in all provinces

KABUL (Tolo News): The Islamic Emirate is planning to place major seminaries in all 34 provinces across the country, a senior official of the Ministry of Education said. The acting Minister of Education, Mawlawi Noorullah Munir, visited the southeastern province of Logar to assess the educational challenges in the province.
“The Ministry of Education intends to form a major seminary in every province,” he said. The teachers complained about a lack of textbooks and teaching staff in existing schools. “They say to hire 60 to 70 teachers but it is not enough because we have 25 schools. The number of teachers is not enough for 25 schools,” said Iqbal, a teacher.
“Our main problem is lack of staff,” said Naseebullah, a teacher. “When the Education Ministry demands we do our job properly, it should pay our salaries on time,” said Mahmood Masoud. The head of the provincial educational department confirmed the shortage of teachers.
“The main problem is we are struggling with a lack of staff. There are some secondary schools which have only four teachers,” said Mawlawi Janat Gul Aziz, head of the provincial educational department. Meanwhile, the acting Minister of Education Mawlawi Noorullah Munir vowed to address the shortage of school textbooks. “We discussed this with the schools–to send their requests to the ministry so we can address their problems,” he said.