The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Over 100,000 students enrolled in Balkh madrasas

MAZAR-I-SHARIF: More than 100,000 boy and girl students have enrolled in religious madrasas in the country’s northern province of Balkh, the provincial Education Directorate said in a statement the other day. Director of the provincial Education Directorate Abdul Jalil Shahidkhel said that about 554 governmental and private madrasas are active in the province, where more than 100,000 both boys and girls students are getting religious educations. “As many as 5,500 teachers have been teaching the students. Of them, tests and interviews for 2,000 have been completed, which out of 2,000 teachers, 1,445 teachers, including 185 women, will be recruited,” the statement quoted Shahidkhel as saying. On the other hand, some teachers who participated in the exams are happy with getting job opportunities. Under the previous government, they added, their fate was uncertain, fortunately, the IEA was paying them special attention, they acknowledged. Faiz Mohammad Afghani, one of the candidates, said that the test was being conducted for hiring seminary teachers. Abdullah, another candidate expressed his happiness over getting this opportunity. However, he urged the IEA and businesspeople to help private seminaries with food and accommodation. The process of teacher appointments to religious schools in Balkh has been set in motion after the IEA supreme leader announced recruiting 100,000 seminary teachers across the country. The Kabul Times

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.