Foundation stone of five schools laid in Takhar
Taluqan, October 31, 2007 (Pajhwok Afghan News): Foundation stone of five middle schools for girls and boys was laid in the northern province of Takhar on Wednesday.
Two of the schools will be constructed in Taluqan, capital of Takhar, while one each will be built in the districts of Warsaj, Kalafgan and Baharak.
The schools will be constructed at the cost of 220,000 US dollars provided by the United Nations' Children Fund (UNICEF). The construction work will be completed in six months.
Director of the education department Sibghatullah Shafiq told Pajhwok Afghan News more than 230,000 boys and girls had been enrolled at 300 schools in the province.
He added 20 schools for girls and boys had been constructed with assistance from UNICEF, PRT and the Ministry of Education in the province during the current year.