FARAKHABAR: Afghanistan's Children Not In School


Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with Afghanistan among the four worst-affected countries, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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An estimated 24 million children of school age are not in school in 22 countries affected by conflict, the agency found.

The Ministry of Education (MoE) meanwhile said that insecurity, poverty and ‚Äétraditions in the country has deprived three out of 11 million children from an education in the country.

The findings come amid debates over corruption in the Afghanistan Education system.

In this episode of FARAKHABAR, host Yama Siavash discusses the issue with:

Seddiq Patman, former deputy education minister
Mujib Mehrdad, spokesman for the ministry of education

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