24 October 2017

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Sunday July 16, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah inaugurated the newly built complexes of social sciences and geology faculties of Bamyan University here the other day, BNA said yesterday.
Each of the buildings were built in three floors which have conference halls, classrooms, administrative units and laboratories. Addressing the event, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah pledged to build gym and library for Bamyan University from the government budget.
Pointing to zero-cultivation of opium and use of drug in Bamyan, the Chief Executive called it a true service for the next generation, asking Bamyan people and university lecturers to achieve more success within short period of time. Hinting to balanced development in the country and the ministry of higher education’s 10-year development plan, the acting minister hoped Afghanistan own an economy based on education in the future. Bamyan governor Tahir Zahir briefed the participants on building of the faculties, saying the two complexes were built by the ministry of counternarcotic with total amount of 74 million USD.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a meeting Thursday with designate minister of higher education Abdul Latif Roshan and his working team heard the team’s report and assessments.
In the meeting held at presidential palace, Abdul Latif Roshan said they were working on MoHE priorities and capacities in the ministry’s various sections needed to be increased.
He added it was also needed that laws and regulations of the ministry should be renewed and suggestions of the president could be helpful in this regard.
After hearing reports and assessments delivered by the working team of the ministry, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that basic discussions were needed in this regard and the government was ready to provide facilities and possibilities for improvement of the higher education situation in the country.  Insisting on standardizing the country’s higher education, President Ghani added that quality and contents in higher education should increase and a proportional offering and demand should be organized.

Monday July 10, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The authorities in Khyber agency of Pakistan are saying that the distribution of special cards for the Afghan students will kick off from Monday in a bid to help the students pursue their studies in the Pakistani schools.
The authorities are saying that the move is also aimed at curbing the movement of the militants and the special cards will help the students to travel between the two countries. According to a formal statement released by the provincial government in Khyber agency “All those Afghan students who want to continue their education in border schools in Khyber Agency should get registered with the Tehsildar office starting from Monday to obtain special cards, which will facilitate them in crossing the border on a daily basis.”
This comes as Pakistan has also launched the fencing and construction work along the Durand Line despite the objections by the Afghan authorities and recent clashes mainly having links with the dispute regarding the line. The Pakistani military informed regarding the commencement of the fencing work along the line on last month, saying the step has been taken with an aim to improve security. The Inter Services Public Relations, media wing of the Pakistani military, in a statement said “Measures to improve the security situation along the Pak-Afghan border continue and phase fencing of Pak-Afghan border has commenced.” The statement further added the work will be done in two phases, with the first phase to focus on high infiltration prone border areas in Bajaur, Mohmand and Khyber agencies where fencing has started. According to the Pakistani military, in the second phase fencing of the remaining border areas, including Balochistan, will be executed.

Sunday July 9, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh introduced the new acting minister for the ministry of higher education, Abdul Latif Roshan here during a ceremony attended by a number of government officials, leading body of the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), university lecturers, MPs and cabinet members. Praising the activities and achievements of the former minister of higher education, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh wished the new minister success in implementation of the commitments for qualitative and quantitative developments within the ministry.
Pointing to financial and professional independence of the higher education institutions, VP Danesh said academic environments like the judicial one should be clean and far from any interferences. He said ministry of higher education had the main responsibilities of the country’s development. The second vice president called for fundamental reform and implementation of the development plan in ministry of higher education, adding the government higher education institutions should not only see the private sectors as their successful competitors but also as their main partners. However he also pointed to some shortcomings in public and private higher education institutions.
VP Danesh also called for establishment of a deputy ministry to better manage and oversee the activities of the private higher education institutions. Meanwhile the newly appointed acting minister of higher education insisted on implementation of the development plan and basic reforms, adding would prioritize student-based and researches methods to help improve the higher education situation in the country.

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