The students at a school in Samkani district of Paktia province study next to a cemetery because their school does not have a building.
The students at the school said that several schools in the district do not have buildings and they study in open spaces full of environmental challenges, and their school is closed in the summer and on rainy days.
We are trained here, sometimes it rains and sometimes there is a storm, and we cannot continue our training,” said Ahmad, a student.
“When it rains, our teachers leave. Our books and notebooks are getting wet. In summer we are in heat and in winter we try to sit in a place where the sun is shining,” said Mohammaullah, a student.
Some of these students said that studying next to the cemetery has had a negative effect on their psyche.
Local officials in the district said that out of 27 schools in the district, 10 schools do not have buildings.
There are also places where students struggle to get an education completely because sometimes it is windy and sometimes it rains. These are the obstacles that make students not attend classes,” said Abdul Rahman Sediqi, head of the education of the district.
.We request the authorities to help us in the area urgently and on time to solve these challenges,” said Ezatullah Mukhlis, an official in the district.
According to the information of the Department of Education in Paktia, out of 370 schools in the province, 180 schools do not have buildings, and students are studying in the open air.