Message From H.E. the Minister

Education is the fundamental cornerstone and a key pre-requisite for durable peace, stability and socio-economic development in every society—Afghanistan is not an exception. Development is about people, not infrastructure, aimed at bringing positive changes in behavior and attitude of people. Education makes people think, behave, act positively, and it promotes social co-existence.

It is for these reasons that the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan prioritizes development of education as the key foundation for restoration of sustainable peace, promotion of democracy, rule of law and socio-economic development.

The Ministry of Education of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has undertaken the task of building the future of Afghan children through provision of quality education, thus facilitating the socio-political and economic development of our country with qualified human resources that can meet reconstruction and labor market demands.

The Ministry highly admires the generous support of its national and international development partners in the past few years and calls for their even more well-coordinated collaboration in support of afghan children's education in the years to come.

It is our hope and our religious, constitutional and national obligation that every Afghan child has access to quality basic education by the year 2020.