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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank's report

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Afghan female university enrollment stands at 19%- reveals World Bank's report

female studentsAccording to  recent report by the World Bank, only 19% of the total students enrolled in higher education institutions were females.

Lack of proper education facilities and opportunities for females is the prime reason behind the stratification between male and female students.

The report is used to awaken the Afghan government and take immediate steps to increase the female to  male ratio in higher education.

Harsha Athur Puna, an education specialist at the World Bank, called on the Afghan government to clear the hindrances to women’s education.

Meanwhile, Afghan Ministry of Higher Education has accepted the findings and assured that the government would take all possible measures to increase women’s access to education.

“We are thankful to the World Bank for pointing out the weak areas and providing a solutions. We and our teams will try to tackle all the challenges,” said Higher Education Minister Obaidullah Obaid.

Regarding the challenges encountered while putting the report together, Puna said improper documentation and record keeping has been a major challenge.



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