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Education of Afghans in Iran is the highest education of refugees in the world

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Education of Afghans in Iran is the highest education of refugees in the world

Afghan students in IranAccording to Fars News Agency, over 118,000 Afghan students are currently attending schools in Tehran province of Iran.

Director-General of the Foreign Nations and Immigrants Department of Tehran Governorate General, Issa Mousavinasab, said that the enrollment of Afghan nationals at the province’s schools was based on a tripartite agreement reached among the UNHCR, the Afghan government and Iran.

He further added that when Afghan refugees first sought refuge in Iran in 1981, the literacy rate among Afghan refugees was only 6%. This has now increased to 70% despite “the eight-year Iran-Iraq War” and the West sanctions on the country.

The figure marks unprecedented growth in terms of education of refugees in the world, adds the source.



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  1. Drew Schumann
    Drew Schumann 21 October, 2013, 12:38

    Unfortunately, the Afghan refugees I know who have spent time in Iran do not agree. I find this comment to barely rise to the level of propaganda.

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