Afghanistan education system and informtaion

What is the literacy rate in the United States of America? You probably know that, don’t you? 99% of the population in the U.S. is literate. Now can you tell me the literacy rate of another country? How about Afghanistan? How much of their population do you think know how to read and write? You can’t can you? At least not off the top of your head. Well, according to CNS News, in Afghanistan the literacy rate is a mere 28%. 28 percent—how is that possible? Well, you probably know somehow or another that there are very few schools in Afghanistan so of course their education is low. But over 70% of their population being illiterate? There’s a reason for this—there just aren’t enough schools and teachers for so many children eager to learn. In Afghanistan, for every 58 students there is one teacher. How are all these students supposed to learn anything in a classroom full of almost 60 students with questions? Most of these students will probably not understand some things and they will have no one to ask because the teacher is busy answering the questions of the other students. So as you can s`ee, education is definitely a major problem in the country of Afghanistan.

One day a little Afghan girl named Nisa brought home a new storybook. “Read it for us,” her father said. The book was “Respect Your Mothers.” Nisa had brought this book home to show her mother the benefit of education. As she was reading it, her elder brother told her mother, “Education is very good. If my brother was not illiterate he wouldn’t need to go to Iran to work as a laborer to make his money. If I was educated, I wouldn’t be forced to work gathering firewood. I would have the ability to do more.” As she listened, Bibi Gul had a change of heart. “Founding libraries is a great step taken by CRS and it encourages the students to learn better and study more,” Bibi told her husband. “I used to think that education is not good, but now I know it is useful for…

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