Our Way Forward (March 2010––March 2015)

Afghanistan's education indicators are some of the worst in the world. The Ministry of Education, with the support of its development partners, aims to address these challenges to ensure that Afghan children enjoy a bright future.

The education targets set in the updated National Education Strategic Plan are intended to directly contribute to the Afghanistan Millennium Development Goals and few are mentioned below:

  • To increase the enrolment of girls and boys in general Education from currently 2.5 and 4.3 million to 4.2 and 5.8 million respectively by March 2015. This shows an increase of 64 % for girls and 36 % for boys.
  • To increase the enrolment and training of TVET students from 20,000 now in 2009 to 150,000 in March 2015.
  • To increase access of the existing teachers and graduates of grade 12 to pre-service, in-service and accelerated learning programs provided by TTCs and teacher resource centers from 42000 now in 2009 to 110,000 in March 2015.
  • Train 60,000 existing teachers and enhance their education to grade 14 in the relevant subject by March 2015.
  • Train 50,000 graduates of grade 12 (with 45% females) from regions in need of professional teachers, and educate them through pre-service programs as professional teachers in needed subjects by March 2015. By 2014, at least 80% of teachers will have passed the national competency test.
  • Equitably increase the number of students in Islamic schools to 190,000 in March 2015 and for the Dar-ul-Ulums (grades 13-14) to 10,000. Likewise, increase enrolment of females in Islamic schools and Dar-ul-Ulums to 40% by March 2015.