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Ghani rings in new school year, says 1,800 schools will be built

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(Last Updated On: March 23, 2021)

President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday that 11,173 new teachers will be recruited across the country in the new academic year.

He said the recruitment process will be based on a fair and just process.

Marking the start of the new school year, Ghani also said the salary increases for teachers will come into effect from the middle of the year.

He said he has ordered the Ministry of Finance to prioritize the salary increase process.

Ghani meanwhile also announced that 1,800 new schools will be built across the country. Following this announcement, the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development handed over the keys and documents of 732 new schools to the Ministry of Education.

According to Ghani, at least one million children will attend school this year.

“Strengthening Afghanistan’s education requires the responsibility of the government, the private sector and, thirdly, people’s support,” Ghani said.

In the field of education, attention should be paid to quality, Ghani added.

On peace. Ghani said that he wants a peace where there is no bloodshed.

“I want peace so that we do not need an armored vehicle and this bloodshed must end and we must all take a national stand to stop this bloodshed,’ Ghani said.

“Two million children who are just on paper at school but do not go to school is a disaster,” Ghani added.

Ghani also asked the Ministry of Health to pay more attention to the health of students.

“If the third wave of the Coronavirus hits, the education sector will need serious attention,” Ghani told delegates attending the event.

Ghani also asked the Ministry of Higher Education to employ top university students so as to strengthen the Ministry of Education.

“My favorite time at the [Presidential] Palace is when students come to the Palace because I see hope in their faces,” Ghani said.

Afghanistan’s education sector has struggled to develop over the years and is still trying to overcome the shortage of professional teachers,the problem around inadequate text books and not enough school buildings.

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UN chief says IEA must respect human rights in order to be recognized

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Laying out his priorities for 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) has to respect human rights in order to obtain international recognition.

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Guterres stated that it was “absolutely essential” for the IEA “to have full respect for the rights of women and girls and to have a positive approach to human rights in general” in order to obtain international recognition and “getting international support for their own people.”

“To provide a lifeline of help for the Afghan people, inject cash to avoid an economic meltdown, ensure full respect of international humanitarian law and human rights — particularly for women and girls — and effectively fight terrorism,” he said.

UN Secretary-General spoke about global issues as well. Referring to the raging COVID-19 pandemic, a morally bankrupt global financial system, the climate crisis, lawlessness in cyberspace, and diminished peace and security, he told the General Assembly that “we face a five-alarm global fire that requires the full mobilization of all countries.”

“Now is not the time to simply list and lament challenges. Now is the time to act. All these challenges are, at heart, failures of global governance.”

On the possibility of a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Guterres said, “diplomacy is the way to solve problems. Of course, any invasion by one country to another country is against international law, and I hope that this, of course, will not happen in the present circumstances. I am convinced it will not happen. And I strongly hope to be right.”

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Salang Pass, Herat- Badghis highway closed to traffic due to heavy snow

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Local officials said that due to heavy snowfall and stormy weather, the Salang Pass and Herat-Badghis highway have been closed to traffic temporarily.

Qazi Obaidullah Obaid, head of the Salang Pass maintenance department said they had decided to close the mountain pass in order to avoid casualties amid bad weather conditions.

According to Obaid dozens of motorists and passengers were stranded on the pass but have since been taken to places of safety.

Meanwhile, Mohibullah Asad, deputy governor of Badghis, said that Herat-Qala-e-Naw highway has also been closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall.

He said maintenance crews are working to clear the highway and reopen it to traffic.

Badghis received heavy snowfalls from Friday afternoon, making the highway impassable.

Kabul also received a fair amount of snow overnight which was expected to clear later Saturday. However, temperatures are set to drop to around -12 degrees Celsius during the night.

While Sunday is expected to be sunny, the expected high will only be -1 degrees Celsius, dropping to -15 degrees Celsius on Sunday night.

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IEA delegation due in Norway for humanitarian talks

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Representatives of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) will arrive in Norway on Sunday for three days of talks on how to alleviate a humanitarian crisis, the Norwegian foreign ministry said on Friday, Reuters reported.

“These meetings do not represent a legitimisation or recognition of the Taliban [IEA]. But we must talk to the de facto authorities in the country,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt said in a statement.

“We cannot allow the political situation to lead to an even worse humanitarian disaster,” she said.

Millions of Afghans have been plunged deeper into poverty since last year’s IEA takeover, which resulted in disruption to aid programmes and deteriorating food security, Reuters reported.

The IEA representatives will meet Norwegian authorities as well as diplomats from several other countries from Jan. 23 to Jan. 25.

“Meetings will also take place between the Taliban [IEA] delegation and other Afghans with backgrounds from a range of fields. These include women leaders, journalists, and individuals working to safeguard human rights and address humanitarian, economic, social and political issues,” Norway said.

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