Five hundred schools closed after attacks in Afghanistan
17 May 2012 Last updated at 16:56 BST
According to the Afghan Ministry of Culture, 500 schools in the south of the country have been closed down in recent years.
A recent wave of attacks has lead to some 30,000 students having to stay at home due to school closures.
Karen Zarindast reports.
Video produced by BBC Persian's Vasse Soroush.