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Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Minister for education laid down the foundation stone of teacher training center here yesterday. 
The academic center which presents professional teachers is constructed at a cost of 14 million Euros, financed by the Germany’s government and will be completed within two years. 
In the ceremony of laying foundation the representatives of World Bank, Germany, New Zealand and Holland were also present. 
According to another report, the minister of education Dr. Farooq Wardak had also laid the foundation stone of veterinary and agriculture institute in Kabul yesterday. 
The project at a cost of more than 52 million Afghanis will be completed within 18 months.
 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Government of Islamic republic of Afghanistan has increased financial expenditures in higher education sector from $10 million to 15 million to facilitate Afghan students to pursue their higher education in foreign countries, the move which highly welcomed by the ministry of higher education as it facilitate more students to go abroad and get quality education.
The process started two years before after the Govt. decided to allocate special budget for this sector so that sons of this land are supported to get education in world’s most respected universities and educational institution.
In the beginning Govt. of Afghanistan had allocated $ five million for this sector while it was increased to ten million over the previous year.
Presidential spokesman Aimal Faizi told in this news briefing that council of ministers has decided to raise the amount to $ 15 million so that more students are dispatched to foreign universities for obtaining quality education.
Presidential spokesman added that the Govt. has allocated special budget for higher education sector and number of hard working students would be able to go abroad and continue their provisional studies so after completing their education they serve the country in effective manner.
Commenting on the Govt. decision, Azim Noor Bakhsh, spokesman of ministry of higher education described the move as an important decision as various ministries and Govt. organs in the country lacking professional cadres to accomplish the tasks assigned to them by the Govt. adding that the effort would help us to increase our capacity building in various spheres in the future.
Based on remarks of Afghan officials, since start of the program more than 550 students have been given admission in various countries same as India, Turkey, Malaysia and rest of the countries and the last group consisting of fifty students will bound for foreign countries in coming days and most of these youths pursue their education in the fields of engineering, law, electricity, journalism and psychology.
While responding to a query with respect to allocation of funds and selection of the candidates for the program, spokesman of ministry of higher education said that transparency highly pursued by the ministry of higher education and selection of the candidates are carried out in accordance to their numbers and those who has attained the highest marks would be benefited from the program and added that during the previous year 13 students from provinces and another 20 students from capital Kabul received the opportunity and budget is spent through ministry of higher education in complete harmony with the foreign universities with whom the Afghan ministry of higher studies have signed agreements.
Azim Noor Baksh described Govt. decision as important move on way of upgrading educational background of the students as the youths constitute backbone of our socio-economic growth as the country is lacking professional cadres these days.
 

Monday, October 22, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Academician Mohammad Mir Rad a researchers and head of foreign relations in the science academy of Afghanistan received the award of Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) 2012 at the 12th summit of the body held in Azerbaijan capital Baku recently.
Azerbaijan president conferred the award to Mr. Rad in recognition of his services in the field of sciences and academic research. 
Eight out of the 10 members of the organization have won awards in the fields of knowledge in 2012 and award winners include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey.
 

Sunday, October 21, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The minister for higher education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid paid a visit to Nangarhar and Kunar provinces yesterday and inaugurated several projects.
Accompanied by officials from the ministry including Prof. Gul Hassan Walizai and professor Abdul Azim Noor Bakhsh also visited the Nangarhar governor Gul Ggha Shirzai and discussed matters relating higher education in the province.
In Nangarhar, Dr. Obaid inaugurated some projects and laid the foundation stones of some others.
Later, the minister for higher education also visited Kunar and after talking with the teaching staff of Kunar University had promised to gift 1000 books to Kunar students.
During his stay in Kunar province, Dr. Obaid laid the foundation stones of agriculture faculty and boys dormitory there besides inaugurating the administration building of Kunar university.