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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Chaired by first vice President, Marshal Mohammad Qasim Fahim and attended by some approved members of the cabinet, a number of rectors and teachers of the University of Afghanistan, the first session high council of higher education institutes was held here in Kabul yesterday.
Initially Prof. Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Minister of Higher education talked on the need for formation of the high council of higher education and necessary measures in this respect and introduced the members of the council.
Marshal Fahim chairman of the council called formation of this council as an important step and added that we can through establishment of the higher education councils achieve positive activities for the young youth of the country.
He added that with the passages of events and security problems heavy damages had been sustained by the higher education organizations and as a result the youth remained without attaining vocational education, while education in the present world determines all aspects of socio-economic development.
It is natural that the achievements, in the education spheres can be attained appropriate with the illiterates we cannot expects anything to do for the nation.
We had Universities in the past which trained qualified cadres but they had limited capacities. He added that from the Bonn conference to the rehabilitation of education organizations positive steps have been taken, in this direction and in addition to rehabilitation of the formers Universities many private Universities have emerged in the scene and they were registered.
This has been boosting era for education and we can call it an education revolution in the country. We are hopeful that much better opportunities are prepared for attraction of more youth to theses institution and as a result of sound competitions they cans raise their knowledge and ensure a better future for the society since education can prepare the ground for development.
The councils would share the collective thoughts of its members and they will be cooperative in implementing decisions as well.
Mohammad Usman Buburi deputy minister of higher education and secretary of the council presented a report on the seminar and earlier activities of the council.
The council adopted following.
1- The national independency of the University of Afghanistan was confirmed and it was decided that as commission with  the participation of representatives from the ministries of education, public health, finance justice, economy, led by the minister of higher education be established and refer the result of their activities in this respect.
2-  The issue for creation of six educational foundations in the provinces that their works has been completed should be referred to the administration affairs so that their budgetary issues be specified and referred to the council of Ministers for adoption.
3- The amount of salaries of the erectors of the Universities, facilities lectures and the regulations on scale of salary has been adopted and referred for further reviewing.
4- In relations to those lectures who are nominated for the educational scholarship and after return to the country have not completed their educations the higher education ministry was assigned to prepare a regulation in this respects.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The construction work of new building for Balkh Bastan School in Mazar-i-Sharif completed and put in exploitation today.
Qais Maher Aieen head of education directorate of Balkh province said, the new building which has been build on a Jarib of land at the cost of 4 millions Afghani from UNCIF aid into two floors put in exploitation.
According to the source the building has 8 classroom, 4 offices and other facilities. Presently 1400 students both boys and girls are studying there.

Sunday, July 15, 2012
Pul-i-Khomri (BNA) The foundation stone of the new building for Baghlan University was laid down by Higher Education Minister in the Momtaz Garden of Pul-i-Khomri city today.
Amanullah Ziahe Dean of Baghlan University told BNA, the new building having two separate blocks in two stories consists of administrative and teaching sections builds at the cost of 50 million Afghanis from the development budget of Higher Education Ministry.
He added, right now the students of this university run their studies on the rental houses that with construction of this building the shortages of classroom will remove.
Dean of Baghlan University said, besides not having building, the main problem is transportation and not having dormitory for girl students of this university.
Baghlan University has four faculties of Education, Literature, Agriculture and Engineering in which 2000 students are learning under the direction of 120 instructors.
In the ceremony of laying down the foundation stone, Obidullah Obid Higher Education Minister, Monshi Abdul Majeed Governor of Baghlan, people’s representatives in the Wolse Jerga and a number of state officials were present.
T. Rateb

Saturday, July 14, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with lecturers recently retired from the country’s universities.
At the meeting Prof. Hamidullah Amin former rector of Kabul University, Deen Mohammad former dean of Faculty of theology, Dr. Mohammad Tahir Hashimi lecturer of law and political science faculty, Pro. Mohammad Afzal Omari lecturer of science faculty and Sultan Hamid lecturer of veterinary faculty representing others talked and said that recently 32 lecturers collectively were retired that is unique in the history of educational order in the country.
They said that they accept retirement and respect the decision, but under the present conditions that the universities of the country need experienced specialist and there are short of cadres, collective retirement of lecturers who have opened long time in teaching students and they have obtained rich academic experience can create problems for the universities.
They also stressed that this process has taken place in the middle of the year can create problems for the students and educational system as well and it was good it should have taken place in the beginning or at the end of the year.
President Hamid Karzai said that forced retirement is no good indeed.
He instructed the in charges of the Ministry of Higher Education, Finance Ministry and the administrative affairs department to review their retirement issue and the needed lecturers should be kept till they train their assistant to replace them.
He also instructed to the Ministry of Higher Education so that in a regular program appreciate  the lecturers and those who cannot continue due to some reason use is made  of their experience in necessary areas.