International NGO Journal

  • Abbreviation: Int. NGOJ
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8225
  • DOI: 10.5897/INGOJ
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 253

Article

Role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in education development of post-independent Tajikistan

Firdoos Dar
  • Firdoos Dar
  • Central Asian studies University of Kashmir, India.
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  •  Received: 07 April 2014
  •  Accepted: 07 April 2014
  •  Published: 31 December 2014

Abstract

In the early 1990s Tajikistan emerged from the soviet union as new country. It disrupted all the services including educational enjoying Tajik people under USSR. The post-Soviet period in the region has been tumultuous and uncertain. The educational transition, its   tasks and exact prospects seems unclear and bleak. Education spending suffered a rapid decline, rolling-back some of the achievements the sector enjoyed during the previous period. Pre-school enrolments have dropped to a fraction of their previous levels, school enrolment rates are slipping, education quality is at risk and vast numbers of youth, over half the populations, have no prospects of finding work. As a consequence, the issues of access and equity in education have become more pronounced: women and girls are worse off, rural areas more marginalized and minorities are under threat. Under such situation the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) becomes natural to rebuild the disruptive system. The present study is an attempt to analyze the role of NGOs in this regard.

 

Key words: - NGOs, education, development, higher education, USSR, indoctrination, civil society