Afghanistan among top countries where education is at risk, NGO reports

Save the Children in a recent report ranked Afghanistan among top countries that identified at extreme risk of ongoing and future crises disrupting education.

“This briefing update the Risks to Education Index with new 2021 or 2022 data where available. We have identified four countries – Afghanistan, Sudan, Somalia, and Mali – at extreme risk of ongoing and future crises disrupting education,” the report said.

It added: “These countries are closely followed by a further 30 countries ranked at high risk, with Yemen, Nigeria, Syria, Central African Republic, and Eritrea within the highest 10 countries in the index.” 

This comes as dozens of students in Kabul are studying in shops and under tents as their schools lack buildings.

The students complained that they lack access to basic needs for their schooling.

According to the teachers, more than 900 students are studying under the tents and in rented shops.

“The school doesn’t have a wall and everyone crosses from here and makes problems for the teachers,” said Feroza, a teacher.

It is worth mentioning that since Taliban returned to power last year, it imposed heavy restrictions on women’s rights and banned girls from going to schools, according to local media reports.

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