Education

Public interest in educating girls grows in Parwan Province

More girls are enrolling in schools due largely because of the investments made by the Afghan government and its partners in the education sector.

Centre in Herat offers women opportunities to learn technology skills

Young women in Herat face serious restrictions to their access to internet cafes to work on school projects. The Bibi Sarai centre aims to address this issue and other technology issues facing women.

Taliban again close Logar schools in 'aggression against the public'

Tribal elders are trying to persuade the Taliban to stop hindering children from attending school, officials say.

Charmaghz library bus brings reading to Afghan children

The library bus stops at schools, parks and orphanages, serving as many as 300 children daily.

Takhar officials vow to resist Taliban's closure of schools

An operation is underway to clear areas under Taliban control to allow the province's 11,000 affected students to return to class, local officials say.

Dozens of Zabul, Logar schools reopen in the face of Taliban enmity

Tribal elders and religious scholars negotiated with the Taliban, which had forced some schools to close for years.

Afghan mom cradling baby during entrance exam inspires youth, women

A photo of Jahantaab Ahmadi, taken as she cradled her baby amid an university entrance exam, has gone viral.

Scholarship program aims to make recipients 'ambassadors of Pakistan to Afghanistan'

Educational opportunities in Pakistan for Afghan students are a sign of strong ties between the two nations, officials say.

Uzbekistan setting up education centre for Afghan students

A new education centre, transportation links, and an official visit by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to Uzbekistan are all indicators of stronger ties between Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.

Kabul University graduates earn first master's in women's studies

Twenty-two graduates, including seven men, completed the two-year master's programme, the first to be offered in Afghanistan.