Due to the absence of school buildings in the province of Nangarhar, students from various schools take exams while sheltering under umbrellas from the rain.
The lack of buildings has had a negative impact on the educational process, according to the teachers and students of these schools.
"We have passed so many tests under this umbrella this year,” said Sharifullah, a student.
"If the sun is shining, we cannot learn due to the sun, and if it is raining, we cannot learn due to the rain,” said Omidullah, another student.
"I wished that structures would be built for schools, yet I graduated and this goal was not fulfilled,” said Asif Khan, another student.
In the Shulani district of Nangarhar, five acres of land were allocated for the construction of a school three years ago, and the leveling of the ground and the construction of a well were carried out at personal expense.
"What we need does not exist. In the summer, the sun burns the students, and in the winter there is the chilly weather,” said Wasil Khan Zahir, the principal of Shulani High School.
"Many of our students have changed their schools because our schools do not have structures,” said Samiullah Sajid, a teacher.
Meanwhile, local Nangarhar officials said that efforts to build schools in the province have begun.
"We are attempting with the resources we have. If you visit the schools every day, you will find that the building work continues in some location,” said Farhad Ahmad Stanikzai, the spokesperson of the Nangarhar Department of Education.
There are 905 schools in Nangarhar, and 100 of them do not have structures, according to figures provided by local officials.
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