Acting minister of education Asadullah Mohaqiq has said that more than 1,000 schools are closed across the country due to insecurity.
Speaking in the Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament) on Sunday Mohaqiq said that the Education Ministry is trying to re-open schools in insecure parts of Afghanistan.
Meanwhile Mohaqiq said the lack of text books and qualified teachers was also a problem.
Mohaqiq said nearly 40,000 teachers were needed for the new school year across the country.
The Ministry of Education said recently a study has found that only six million Afghan children are at school – contrary to the 11 million as previously stated by the former government.
Afghan government officials from former president Hamid Karzai’s administration said on a number of occasions that over 11 million Afghan children were attending school.