Residents criticize lack of schools in Qala-e-Zal’s remote areas

KUNDUZ (TOLOnews): Residents of Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz province have voiced their criticism over the absence of schools in remote areas of the district, calling on the government to address this challenge.
According to the residents, security has now been established in the district, leaving no excuse for the government to neglect development projects.
They continue to emphasize that the shortage of teachers and other educational resources has hindered children and teenagers in the district from receiving a proper education.
“We want the education sector to receive attention as well. We lack teachers and are requesting the construction of more schools in this area,” stated Noor Mohammad, a resident of Qala-e-Zal.
“Schools are facing numerous problems, such as lack of infrastructure and necessary repairs. There is a shortage of books, and the government has not provided any assistance,” added Saifullah, another resident of Qala-e-Zal.
In response, the education department of Kunduz acknowledged the issues in the district and stated that they have shared these concerns with relevant organizations. Efforts are being made to address this problem.
“It’s not just the Zal district; many districts are facing similar issues. After 20 years of war in our country, a significant number of schools require reconstruction,” explained Ismayil Abu Ahmad, head of the education department in Kunduz.
According to the residents of Qala-e-Zal, little attention has been given to the implementation of development projects in recent years. As a result, many residents lack access to basic services necessary for daily life.