Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Shaker Sangi

The Afghan Ministry of Education announces Japan’s $ 7.2 million contributions to education and literacy in the country. The ministry says a memorandum of understanding was signed between the UNESCO and the Embassy of Japan to strengthen education and literacy for Afghanistan today.

Minister of Education Mirwais Balkhi appreciated the Japanese government and people at the ceremony, saying: The goal of the accelerated non-formal education project is to promote quality and promote literacy programs within the framework of the establishment of literacy classes, test centers for vocational and vocational training at 70 adult education schools. It is all over Afghanistan.

Pointing out that the project will be completed in 2023, he stressed: “We will conduct transparent monitoring from start to finish.”

UNESCO Representative Patricia Mc Phillips also said: 50 percent of students will be women.

Japanese embassy officer in Kabul Takahashi Yoshiaki also said that the project will provide 15 to 24-year-olds with informal literacy services and accelerated training.

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