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Insecurity: Closure of 2 Logar schools affects 1,600 students

Insecurity: Closure of 2 Logar schools affects 1,600 students

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Aug 24, 2017 - 14:41

PUL-I-ALAM (Pajhwok): Deteriorating security in Pul-i-Alam, the capital of central Logar province, and Mohammad Agha district has forced two schools to be closed, depriving nearly 1,600 students of educationinfo-icon.

 Mohammad Shahpur Arab, Education Department spokesman, said on Thursday the Porak and Mohammad Agha High Schools had been closed over the past one week due to security concerns.

Ajmal, a resident of Porak, said the girls’ school had been shut for the past week. “Security forces have set up check-points on the route to the schools and people have stopped sending their children to school."

Jamila, a 9th class students, said fear of clashes has kept many pupils from going to school. Establishment of new check-posts had added to the worries of students and parents, she added.

Police spokesman Shapour Ahmadzai said the new check-posts had been set up to improve the security situation and secure school buildings.  “These checkpoints are helpful in ensuring the safety of students and schools.”

Saleem Saleh, the governor's spokesman, said the schools had not been closed. Only some students have syopped going to schools, he said.

As many as 307 schools and educational centres are currently functional in Logar. Of them, 120 are without buildings.

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