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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Prof. Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Minister of Higher Education said yesterday that the Kabul University, Education University and Kabul Polytechnic University ask for more attention of the higher education foundations. 
The minister discussed issues pertaining to single teaching curriculum, teaching methods, method for taking tests, attraction of young cadres, positive usage of knowledge of lecturers, prevention of services of government universities lecturers by the private universities in official hours and improvement in the physical condition of the universities including its environment. 
He thanked the participants of the meeting consisting of heads of the departments of the universities to assist in bringing improvement in the universities. 
He assured that positive changes will occur in overall systems of the universities during the current year.

Monday, March 26, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Minister for education Farooq Wardak has said that 11,000 teachers and staff to be employed through test this year. 
In his address to inaugurate the new educational year on Saturday, he said that the country had made tremendous progress in the field of education over the past 10 years. 
According to educational policy, he said that 1.4 million pupils including 40 percent girls would be absorb to educational institutes this year. 
Out of these 1.3 million would be enrolled in general education, 40,000 in Islamic educations, 30,000 in teacher training centers and technical institutes. 
Meantime, Bari Sediqi the deputy to student affairs in the ministry for higher education said at a press conference that 60,000 students who attended university entry test would be absorbed semi-higher educational institutes.

Sunday March 25, 2012,

At speeds even he could barely imagine, Albert Einstein's private papers and innermost thoughts will soon be available online, from a rare scribble of "E=mc2" in his own hand, to political pipe-dreams and secret love letters to his mistress.

Fifty-seven years after the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's death, the Israeli university which he helped found opened Internet access on Monday to some of the 80,000 documents Einstein bequeathed to it in his will.

It will go on adding more at alberteinstein.info and in time, the Hebrew University says, it is committed to digitizing its entire Einstein archive.

Among items likely to attract popular attention is a very rare manuscript example of the formula the author of the theory of relativity proposed in 1905, E=mc2, where energy, E, equals mass times c - the speed of light in a vacuum - squared.

Once published, a cache of two dozen love letters to the woman who would become his second wife - but written while he was still married to his first - may also attract the curious.

So too may an idealistic proposal in 1930 for a "secret council" of Jews and Arabs to bring peace to the Middle East.

At present, only a selection of documents dating from before 1923, when Einstein was 44, are available. As papers are scanned, the bulk of them in Einstein's native German, the university will publish English translations and notes, said Hanoch Gutfreund, whose committee oversees the archive.

"This is going to be not only something to satisfy the curiosity of the curious," he said. "But it also will be a great education and research tool for academics."

LOVER, DREAMER

Some items, he acknowledged, were so personal that the archivists weighed carefully whether make them public.

Among these are 24 love letters the scientist wrote to his cousin, Elsa Einstein, with whom he conducted an affair for several years before finally divorcing his first wife, Mileva Maric, and remarrying in 1919: "If you let enough time go by," Gutfreund concluded, "Then it's kosher."

Also not yet included online, but now on display at the university, is a letter Einstein wrote in German to the Arab newspaper Falastin in which he proposed a "secret council" to help end Jewish-Arab conflict in then British-rule Palestine.

Einstein envisioned a committee of eight Jews and Arabs -- a physician, a jurist, a trade unionist and a cleric from either side -- that would meet weekly:

"Although this 'Secret Council' has no fixed authority, it will however, ultimately lead to a state in which the differences will gradually be eliminated," Einstein wrote. "This representation will rise above the politics of the day."

The scientist, who quit Nazi Germany for the United States, long supported the Jewish community in Palestine. But he had sometimes mixed feelings about the Israeli state that was established during the war of 1948. In 1952, he turned down an offer to become Israel's largely ceremonial president

Monday, March 19, 2012
Kabul (BNA) In presence of Dr. Sayed Makhdom Raheen, Minister of Information and Culture, three cooperation agreements were signed between deputy minister for youth affairs Temur Shah Ishaqzai and heads of private higher education institutions. 
The agreements were signed by Ishaqzai and head of the higher education institutions of Maiwand, Mawlana Jalaludden Mohammad Balkhi and Heywad education institute. 
Dr. Raheen told audience that the ministry exerts efforts to prepare better grounds for education of the youth with the cooperation of higher education institutions. 
On the basis of this agreement the Maiwand organization shall facilitate attraction of thousands of youth in economy, computer science with 40% discount in fees in night shift and 50% discount in day shifts while the higher education institution of Mawlana Jalaludden Mohammad Balkhi will provide the ground for education of 700 youth in education journalism and economy at $0% discount in fees and 15 youth will be give free education and the Heywad higher education will facilitate education of 2,000 youth with 50% discount in different spheres. 
So far the ground has been prepared for education of over 30,000 youth through the office of deputy minister for youth of the ministry by the private institutions. 
Ishaqzai promised that till the end of this year around 30,000 youth will find the chance at the private higher education institutions.