Education in Afghanistan

BRAC began its education program in Afghanistan in 2002 with 24 schools catering to 778 girls between 11
and 15 years of age who had never attended school before.
In 2009 we carried on our work to reduce childhood illiteracy in Afghanistan by working with the Ministry
of Education (MoE) to provide education in rural areas to students who have dropped out of or never
entered the state-run formal education system. Young girls, who suffer a 70% illiteracy rate in
Afghanistan, are the primary target of BRAC’s education program. BRAC graduates rejoin the public
school system in grade 4 or 5.
Currently 68% of students - and 82% of female students - in Afghanistan drop out of school before
completion grade 6.
New educational institutions are established all
across the country and more students being
enrolled. By 2011 there were 8.2 million
students were attending schools in
The literacy rate in Afghanistan for females was
The reason why females percentage is so low because
when the taliban took over women were not allow to
get educated after 8 years old. Also if you try to do
underground teaching and you were caught you
were put to execution.
The male literacy rate is 43.1%
The males are low because when taliban had
tooking over the males where mostly fighting
In wars. So didn’t have time to do school.
Literacy Rate
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only about 63 percent of schoolchildren finish
primary school.
The reason why the percentage to finish
primary school is low because many males are
fighting with the Taliban and not worrying abt
there education.
For the females the Taliban doesn’t want
females to be educated.
My conclusion is that Afghanistan education is
limited because of wars and the Taliban take
over. I think if the Taliban never took over
Afghanistan males and females will be smarter
and have a better future.

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