Afghan Students

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More than 360,000 Afghan students were enrolled in 1,300 schools in the country in the Iranian calendar year that ends on March 19, said Siavash Zolnouriyan, deputy director of Foreign National Affairs Office at the Ministry of Interior.

“Also, during 1982-2015, more than 656,000 adult foreign nationals, mostly Afghans, attended literacy courses,” ISNA quoted him as saying.

Most of the Afghans took refuge in Iran either after the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan in the 1980s, or following the Afghan civil war in the 1990s and the US-led invasion in 2001. During these decades Iran was home to nearly four million Afghan refugees -- the largest refugee population in the world.