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Type Journal Article - Journal of Learning for Development
Title Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan.
Volume 1
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
URL http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1106081.pdf
Most countries have enshrined the right to education in their constitution but, in reality, to
fulfil this commitment, countries do face a number of challenges. And this is true with the
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which unlike other countries has a long history of war,
conflicts, insurgency and hence insecurity. Although there have been positive steps towards
rehabilitation of the education system and signs of promise can be seen in its achievements,
access to quality education remains inequitable, particularly across the provinces as a result
of remoteness and geographical isolation, harsh climate, insecurity which impedes growth
and sustainability of access points, high gender gap in all sectors of education, particularly
from the lower secondary stage to the higher stages of education, poor infrastructure
prevalent in most schools, untrained teachers and the low number of female teachers
affecting participation, retention and continuity of studies.
This paper highlights the current school educational status in Afghanistan to reveal the
daunting challenges still existing for the country to achieve its constitutional goals. It also
points out how an Open schooling system can take charge of the challenges in Afghanistan
to provide a channel of educational opportunities to those who cannot and do not go to

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Mitra, Sushmita. "Feasibility of Open Schooling in Disturbed Societies: The Case of Afghanistan.." Journal of Learning for Development 1, no. 2 (2014).
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