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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.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani paid a visit to Amani High School here yesterday morning and inspected the school’s different parts which was affected in the recent deadly blast in Kabul, a presidential statement said yesterday.
The school principal and instructors briefed the president on the damages of the school, saying recent protests and holding of tents in different parts of the capital has disturbed the commute of the students.
They also enumerated a number of their problems to the president.
Inspecting different parts of the school and the meeting with the students, the president encouraged them to study hard.
The students meanwhile told the president that they have continued their lessons, however their classrooms were heavily damaged by the recent terrorist attack.
The president instructed the line officials to step up in rebuilding of the school.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Aibak (BNA) Six armed Taliban insurgents were killed and three others have been injured in an air strike conducted by security forces in Samangan province.
The insurgents were targeted while making terrorist activities in Dara-e-Soof Payen District.
A security official of Samangan province told BNA, in the air raid, six Taliban insurgents were lost their lives and three others have been wounded.
It is mentionable that no harm and losses sustained to residents in the raid.

Wednesday May 31, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Leaders from the Ministry of Higher Education and Kabul Polytechnic University celebrated the graduation of the first 28 graduates, including eight females, earning an associate degree in Information Technology (IT) at Kabul Polytechnic University last week as part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), USAID said in a statement on Tuesday. According to the statement, USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s IT Associate Degree (USWDP) in 2014 with support from the Central Georgia Technical College. The two-and-one-half year degree program addresses local market needs and meets international standards from community college education. “This first cohort of graduates from the USWDP’s IT Associate Degree program should be proud of their achievement and how hard they worked to earn that associates degree,” said USAID Mission Director Herbie Smith. “This graduation illustrates the linkage between universities and potential employers in the public and private sector, and the importance of this program to help educate more Afghan youth in the field of technology.”
During the graduation ceremony, Professor Abdul Tawab Balakarzai, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, congratulated the graduates and wished them best of luck. Other speakers at the event included Mohammad Sayed Kakar, Chancellor of Kabul Polytechnic University, Dr. Wahid Omar, Chief of Party of USWDP, and Dr. Joseph Berger, Director of the Center for International Education at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Each expressed their gratitude to USAID and USWDP for their financial and technical assistance in developing the new degree program. Graduates also thanked USAID and USWDP for their support. “We are grateful for the establishment of this associate degree as it has given us the tools to enter the job market and be ready for it,” said Sara Qaderi, one of the graduates.

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