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Esteqlal High School is another top high school in Afghanistan which is located in the center of downtown Kabul. The history of the school starts from 1922 when a group of Afghans built an educational organization in Kabul but they were short in expert educators and teaching materials. On that time King Amanullah Khan suggested to the French government to support that educational organization which was called (Amania). The French government of that time accepted the request and sent several educators to Kabul. In 1931 Amania the name of this educational center changed to Estiglal which means (freedom). In 1965 after King Zahir Shah returned from a trip of France, he ordered to build a new building for Esteqlal School in the same spot. The work started by placing the rock of the building by the French prime minister Georges Pompidou when he was in a visit in Kabul. In 1974 the school was inaugurated and over 2300 students were studying on that time by 31 French teachers. When the communist regime took the power the diplomatic relation got worst and French teachers left the country until 2002. Today French supported Esteqlal is modern school with expert educators and high method of teaching. For more info see Lycée Esteqlal.