Instructors who were interviewed by TOLOnews confirmed that “Teacher Training Centers” have been dissolved.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) in a letter which was released 6 days ago said that the instructors and employees of Teacher Training Centers will be recruited to fill vacancies of schools, Darul-Uloom and seminaries.
Some of the instructors of Teacher Training Centers told TOLOnews that the centers were dissolved based on the decree outlined in the letter.
They expressed their concerns and urged the Islamic Emirate to review its decision.
“In a letter, a special guideline, unfortunately, an educational entity, an administration of the Ministry of Education, a backbone of the society, has been demolished,” said Hamid Ahmadzada, an instructor of Parwan Darul-Mualimeen.
The instructors of these centers said that more than 4,000 academic figures working in the Teacher Training Centers across the country would face an uncertain future.
“The Ministry of Education on one hand claims that the school teachers are not professionals and on the other hand, it separates 4,000 academic teachers from the education (sector),” said Zabiullah Hashimi, an instructor of the Teacher Training Center in Parwan.
Despite multiple attempts, TOLOnews was unable to obtain a comment from the Ministry of Education.
“It is not wise that thousands of instructors lose their jobs and also we will face a shortage of teachers in the future,” said Farhad Ibrar, university instructor.
According to available numbers, more than 6,000 instructors and civil employees are working in “Teacher Training Centers” across the country.