In Argo, in the mountainous area of Badakshan, there is a district school where 2600 students are enrolled. One day when the government monitors came to inspect the school there were only 12 students present.
This case was presented when the Governance section of the Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) conducted a training in Dialogue and Conflict transformation for members of the school shuras (councils) and elders in the community. The story revealed that teachers and parents had totally different views on why so many of the students were missing.
In September 2016, 10 days after the Eid- ul- Adha (Religious Day) holiday, the investigators from the provincial department of education came to monitor the school. They arrived at 11 AM in the district center, where the famous and big school is located. The first task of the investigators was to meet with the school teachers, and while all the teachers were present there were only 12 students at school this day. [Read more…]