Mission Statement for Education
The Ministry of Education is to “develop human capital based on Islamic principles, national and international commitments and respect for human rights by providing equitable access to quality education for all to enable all citizens to actively participate in sustainable development, economic growth, and stability and security of Afghanistan” (NESP 1389-13932010-2014).
- Increase national literacy rates from 34% (18% female, 48% male) in 1390/2011 to 55% (42% female and 67% male) by 1399/2020 across all groups of men and women aged 15 and above, targeting females, language minority groups, isolated communities, Kuchis and people with disabilities
- Enable more adults (15 and above) to gain access to continuing education and lifelong learning after completing literacy programs
- Increase the number of adults (15 and above) with skills for rural development and better livelihoods acquired through attainment of embedded literacy