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Saturday, October 13, 2012
Bamyan (BNA) Second Vice-President Mohammad Karim Khalili the other day inaugurated the three newly-constructed buildings for agriculture and education faculties as well as the administrative affairs department of Bamyan University hoped more students would find their way to the university as a result of the projects.
He said that the buildings for agriculture and education faculties, costing $580,000 (30.2 million Afghanis), were funded by the Ministry of Higher Education.
The United States provided $680.000 for the administrative affairs department’s building.
The projects were completed within three years.
Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid called the buildings important, promising that the economics faculty would be added to the university in the near future.
He said Iran had promised 12 scholarships for students and four PhD scholarships to teachers of the varsity.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The Minister of Higher Education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid had a meeting with the protesting students of Ustad Shaheed and encouraged them to resort to cohesion among each other.
The students for some time are protesting over the change of name of the Education University.
Dr. Obaid told the representatives of the students that the main duty of a student is to attain education and science and they should not be misused by the opportunist individuals.
He added that personalities have laid their lives for the freedom of this nation and they wanted that sons of this country take steps towards education and prosperity and move their nation towards advancement.
He asked the students pursue their education in friendship and cohesion and this way try to overcome the problems of this nation in terms of shortage of professional and committed cadres.
Touching on the plots of enemies he asked the students to be vigilant.
He added that the president and the leading body of the higher education ministry respects the views of students and this tolerance for the fact that the valuable time of the students are not wasted and their educational order is not disrupted.
According to another report, on the basis of order of President Karzai it is expected that the private Acamet hospital is purchased and turned into national institute of heart diseases within the framework of the Kabul Medical University.
For this purpose a commission has been assigned by the president including the ministers of higher education, urban development, public health and head of the administration affairs who in a meeting decided that the hospital’s price should be specified within a week time and reported to the presidential office.
The hospital was created by an Afghan residing in London and it has been built up on government land within the Kabul medical university campus.
The minister of higher education said that if the hospital is purchased and turned into the national institute for heart diseases not only the ownership of the medical university will be materialized but a big step is taken towards provision of medical services to those suffering from heart diseases.
Another report added that the head of the operation of the WHO in his meeting with the minister of higher education yesterday informed of increased WHO assistance to the higher education ministry.
At the meeting the minister of higher education informed the WHO chairman of the programs of the ministry for standardizing of the Kabul Medical University and the medical faculty of the country and thanked the WHO for expansion of its aid in this respect.
He added that there is need for changing the curriculum, training of qualified lecturers, equipped libraries, labs, internet and other needed technologies that the WHO can assist in their provision.

Sunday October 7, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The deputies Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman attended a consultative meeting with the Higher Education Minister and heard the programs of the ministry.
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Minister of Higher Education called the aim of this meeting as sharing the programs with the representatives of the nation and hoped that they would cooperate with the ministry in implementing its programs.
The deputy minister for students’ affairs as well as the heads of departments of that ministry presented their reports in relation to projects, budget, university tests and scholarship to the provinces.
The deputies of the three provinces appreciated the higher education ministry and presented some proposals and promised that they will cooperate in execution of the ministry’s programs.
Dr. Obaid also held another meeting with ten deputies of the nation some time back as well.
According to another report, a mosque was opened at the university campus by Minister of Higher Education.
In the ceremony the ministers encouraged the students to follow up their studies with keen interest and try to ensure national unity and work for progress of the country and thanked the UAE for financing construction of the mosque.
The mosque is fully equipped with modern facilities and has the capacity for over 1000 worshippers at a time.

Saturday, October 06, 2012
Kabul (BNA) World Teachers’ Day (WTD) is an important event held annually on 5 October, in the entire educational communities across the globe since 1994, with the date being a proper opportunity to honor the teaching profession and support teachers in their efforts of empowering people to build a better future.
The main theme for the World Teachers’ Day is to take a stand for teachers and this is a clear call to all stakeholders to acknowledge teachers’ crucial role in transforming the lives of learners at all levels of education.
Moreover, they Say should be a time to reflect on the difficult economic and social context in ways of improving their professional status and working conditions and those of all education personnel.
Government’s worldwide claim to support the values and principles in the Recommendations.
However, many do not actually demonstrate respect for the rights enshrined in them, nor do they implement policies that comply with them.
World Teacher Day was celebrated since 1961 in the country, when Dr. Ali Ahmad Popal was minister of education, with grand ceremonies including displaying drams and concerts being held.
The education has been laid at the top priority of the government, and the people had full earnest with education getting preparation from the lowest degree of the grammatical structure of first chapter of the holy Quran and completing it to help them enter school.
The education foundation stone had been first laid at the era of Amir Shir Alikhan, with many books and brochures had been published in the Bala Hesar Fence located printing curriculum.
Anyway, many students had been helped enter in Habibia High School by Mawlavi Abdul Marouf Khan who was engaged in teaching primary lesions to them in Murda Khain of the capital Kabul in 1902.
Different methods of teaching became popular in the country, with the students getting further earnest to improve their education and the people providing wide cooperation with the system to get literate.
Subsequently, a magazine was also published in 1930, with the first Editor-in-Chief, Abdul Hadi Quraishi (the writer of the article) and then, it was published under the editorship of Ms. Hadia in cooperation with Mir Naqibullah and Burhanuddein Samangani.
Such an education method had also been implemented among the farmers and shopkeepers at worksites and others collectives, with the entire peoples across the cities and villages had been covered by the system with a special focus on women to get engaged in special part of education in their own areas.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, with new programs supported currently by the Japanese government to improve education and expand across the country, as it had faced a high delay over the last three decades of conflict that led to elimination of the entire infrastructures, most in education sphere in the country.
The education was revitalized in the country as it was completely collapsed before 2001, during which, the women were remained with no part in education and the women education and going to job completely negated.
After 2001, the women regained their role in the society with large number of them going to work at the official and private institutions and tens of thousands of girls recruiting to schools and empowering a society with the education importance, with enough literacy programs being developed and many cultural affairs advanced by the related organs in the country.
Currently, the education system had advanced more, with large number of children including girls who had been deprived of their education since the last years of mayhems and chaos, accessed education in different state-run and private education institutions in the country.
The country is hoped to get further development in cooperation with the friendly countries including Japan which had vowed to do more for advancement of the education system in the country.
But the Afghan people should also cooperate with the government to help further expand education across the country and help the countrymen get literate, as a society’s development is largely linked to their literate members.