The governor says his administration plans to construct buildings for 130 schools in various areas of eastern Laghman province.
Abdul Jabbar Naeemi told this to provincial departmental heads at a meeting that took place ahead of Eidul Fitr, his spokesman Sarhadi Zwak told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said the governor had identified accelerating the education process, improving the capacity of teachers and initiating projects to develop the education sector among his priorities.
Naeemi had said all resources would be utilised to construct buildings for schools where students studied under the blue skies. The structures would be built gradually, he said.
The governor urged residents of the province to pay attention to education of their children under any circumstances and sought assistance of tribal elders, religious scholars, influential figures and the youth in creating awareness about education in the province.
According to Laghman education director Hazrat Mujeddedi, about 278000 students, including 81000 girls, attend schools in Laghman.
He said the major issues crippling the education sector included the lack of a proper education environment, school buildings and boundary walls.
He said about 130 schools had no buildings and another 200 schools had no boundary walls. Sixteen such schools existed in the provincial capital, Mehtarlam, remained under threat of flooding.
However, the governor said buildings for the 130 schools would be constructed and a comprehensive plan in this regard had been chalked out.