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ERIC Number: ED557959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Afghanistan [Education Sector Fact Sheet]
US Agency for International Development
Three decades of conflict devastated Afghanistan's education systems and institutions. In 2002, an estimated 900,000 boys attended school, while women and girls were almost completely excluded from educational opportunities. Since then, the Afghan government, USAID, and international donors have worked closely to rebuild Afghanistan's education sector. The Ministry of Education, with support from USAID and other donors, has built more than 13,000 schools, recruited and trained more than 186,000 teachers, and increased net enrollment rates for school-aged children past 56 percent. Today, more than 8 million students are enrolled in school, including more than 2.5 million girls. In 2013, one million Afghan learners are enrolled in schools with USAID assistance, and over 5 million primary grade students benefitted from USAID assistance. This Fact Sheet highlights USAID's work in Afghanistan--specifically improvements made to basic education and support provided to higher education institutions.
US Agency for International Development. Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC 20523-1000. Tel: 202-712-4800; Fax: 202-216-3524; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: USAID
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan