27 Schools Of Afghanistan

Schools Of Afghanistan

Posted on June 29, 2011 by kulichik

Maybe one day Afghanistan will become a peaceful and prosperous country and its system of education will serve as an example to be followed. One day a new educational system may be adopted, the population will be able to boast of total literacy and thousands of well-educated specialists will participate in turning their native land into a rich country. However, nowadays the situation with schools is far from being good and optimistic.

A regular school in Kabul built after the war.

There is no single car in front of the school. The kids and their teachers use bicycles.

According to law, any Afghan person has a right to education irrespective of gender, ethnic group or material welfare.  Education both secondary and higher provided by the state is free. Besides, schoolchildren are provided by notebooks, pens and other necessary utilities at the expense of the state. Girls can be educated alongside with boys which was not allowed at the time of Taliban.

This is a headmaster. In reality schools lack furniture and rooms that can be used as classes. Only 20-30% of them are equipped with the essentials.

A school course lasts 12 years. It means that children from 6 to 18 years old study here. All of them come to the same class at different time. Small kids come before the lunch, elder ones – after it.

700 girls and 2000 boys of all ages attend this very school.

The school program is rich enough. In average, they have 4 classes per day and study 11-18 subjects including 4 languages such as Dari, Pashtu, English and Arabian.

Study of Koran makes the school program different from the one used in other countries.

Many children dream of entering a University after they complete the school. It is believed that state universities can provide them with better education though it’s not that simple to enter there.

Out of 120000 children willing to take entrance exams only 40000 have a right to get free education. All the rest will pass their exams next year or enter a private university.

Different useful specialties like a carpet weaver or assembler can be got at vocational school as well.

Unfortunately, even higher education obtained in a prestige state university doesn’t guarantee good carrier or income. Only specialists hired by foreign companies earn enough.

Thus, studying medicine for 8 years can be useful only because one can get good knowledge of a foreign language there.

A doctor’s salary doesn’t exceed that of a teacher who gets 100-200 dollars a month.

Only some people who obtained medical education work as doctors. The majority of them earn their living being interpreters or assistants to foreign journalists.

There are no marks at local schools. The level of knowledge is checked every half a year when pupils have to pass exams. According to the results, they make a decision on whether the children can be moved up or not. In case a kid fails to get 40 points out of 100 he will be asked to repeat the course.

Meet a monitor.

A monitor is someone who uses such sticks to punish children.

A teacher won’t punish anyone. In case of bad behavior he calls a monitor who enters a classroom and beats those who disobeyed.

If there was no monitor, no one would enter the classroom after the break.

There are neither lamps nor sockets in the class. The school lacks electricity and water supply.

Only walls are here.

Not enough desks are available, that’s why the guys have to share the tables.

Some kids study in the corridors as the classes are overcrowded.

The kids.

via zyalt


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27 Responses to “Schools Of Afghanistan”

  1. testicules says:

    Hmmm. I wonder who built that school. It looks pretty nice and modern by Afghanistan standards.

  2. SMERSH says:

    The next generation of terrorists being taught “Death to America” in American taxpayer funded schools. Nicer schools than those found in America’s inner-cities (yet the message is the same). You can’t make make this stuff up.

  3. hugo crocco says:

    nice pictures, makeme remember my school when i was a child, in the early 90ty, now school have changed and they are very modern, i wish the same for afghan people, education is the key for freedom! go ahead boys!

  4. Laura says:

    I would hate to be crammed 3 to a desk during the summers there, especially since there’s no electricity.

  5. George Johnson says:

    And in the US, we spend billions and billions of dollars, and the kids just get dumber and dumber….

  6. Boritz says:

    No pupil has smile. Not even one.
    This can’t be good.

  7. ahole says:

    still looks better than most schools in russia

  8. mukmika says:

    No female students to be seen.Without female education, this country will remain in the dark ages.

  9. marxistworker says:

    Co-ed yet no girls. Teaching the Koran. Fundamentalist voodoo. American tax dollars going into a cesspool. Nation building at it’s best. The U.S. government and it’s patriots are self-deluded.

    • testicules says:

      At least the US is a giving country. Where is the nonmilitary russian foreign aid? Where is the Russian navy giving tsunami or hurricane relief? Where are the Russian chraities in africa and asia helping the poor? Russia is a stingy nation

      • marxistworker says:

        Hey, I’m depressed because it’s my taxes going to fundamentalists flogging boys and eviscerating women. Why give money and aid to criminals?

  10. opticalsound says:

    “Be true to your school??” No way, amigos… :-(

  11. (r)evolutionist says:

    No Shakespeare here… (or Dostoyevsky, or Omar Khayyam, or Descartes, or…)

  12. Burp Kahrog says:

    They should utilize the “monitors” in American schools.They would keep the youths from hanging out in the hall and pounding out rap music.The “students” might even pick up a few figments of what passes as class materials in ridiculous “everyone can pass” American school system but of course that may be racist to think about improving pathetic American education.

  13. Cpt. Obvious says:

    These children aren’t any different from you, extremists are rare, they want to get higher education and aspire to become knowledgeable adults. They do the most with what they have and they don’t have much, that’s the point here. Stop taking everything you have for granted, starting with your limbs, health and wealth.

  14. Finnish-Trash says:

    Before, they had a cave, now they have a building with walls, but the doctrine is still the same. Lawrence said it the best: “So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people – greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.”

  15. guest says:

    Afganistan? O_o
    Oh yes of course Only in Russia!

  16. scart says:

    WTF? They should be dead!!!

  17. Burp Kahrog says:

    If the shoe was on the other foot and these students were prosperous I have to wonder if they would concern themselves with building schools for the less fortunate.

  18. NoOneKnows says:

    Wow, this really helped me with my research on Afghanistan. Those poor kids though! :( I take things for granted ..

  19. Rob Normann says:

    Now as Washington have taken over the Opium production, i am sure everything in Afghanistan will be much better.

  20. Rabbi Goldstein says:

    we must destroy them

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