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**Modernizing Afghan Education: Blending Tradition with Contemporary Methods**

Afghanistan’s Education Reform: Harmonizing Modernity and Tradition

In response to mounting public apprehensions, the Ministry of Education (MoE) in Afghanistan has clarified that the recent adjustments in the country’s school curriculum aim to integrate modern studies rather than eradicate them. This clarification comes in the wake of the alterations made to the primary school curriculum, which involved eliminating certain textbooks and materials that contradicted Islamic principles and Afghan traditions.

Embracing the Past and the Present

The spokesperson for the MoE, Mansoor Ahmad Hamza, has affirmed that the revisions to the curriculum for students up to the 6th grade have been successfully implemented. He emphasized that the process of updating the curriculum for secondary schools, particularly grades 7-9, is still ongoing. Hamza explained that the primary goal of these modifications is to seamlessly blend contemporary educational advancements with the rich cultural and religious heritage of the nation.

Focusing on Educational Excellence

With the discussions around the curriculum adjustments settling down, the attention has now shifted towards the pressing need to enhance the quality of teaching. Advocates for education, such as Wassim Wesal, have stressed the importance of incorporating modern educational practices into the curriculum while also addressing issues that hold cultural significance for the Afghan population.

Envisioning a Balanced Tomorrow

On the other hand, proponents of education like Javid Mohmand are optimistic about the successful completion of the curriculum up to the 12th grade. They are also pushing for the resumption of education for girls, who have been deprived of schooling beyond the 6th grade since the Islamic Emirate assumed power. The future of education in Afghanistan appears to rest on achieving a delicate equilibrium between modern educational accomplishments and the deeply ingrained cultural and religious values of the nation.