Paktika school reopens after 13 years

Pajhwok

Aug 11, 2012 - 15:26

SHARAN (PAN):  A school reopened after 13 years of closure in the southeastern province of Paktika, officials said on Saturday.

The Burj Primary School was reopened with cooperation from tribal elders in the Dila area of Khushamand district, the acting education director said.

Atta Mohammad Qani told Pajhwok Afghan News: “There are five more schools that remain closed for different reasons, but we are trying to reopen them.”

The reopening is an achievement for the education department and ministry, according to the official, who said up to 24 schools were closed in the province but 19 of them had been reopened.