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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) While it was said that management of Afghan-Turk schools would be handed over soon to turkey education foundation but spokesman of the MoED Mujeeb Mehrdad said, the NUG had setup a joint commission of different government bodies including the ministry of education to study recommended packs of Turkey. This issue has not been finalized but upon completion, it would be shared with media.
He added, the packs include increase of the number of recruited students, sending of Afghan-Turk graduates to Turkey for higher education discount of tuition of families of ANSF martyrs and increase of Afghan-Turk schools at country level.
He continued, the Afghan MoE would precisely assess this issue as our first priority is this to prevent disrupting of lessons of these schools even for one single day over this management.
The NUG will undertake leadership of this commission. Naturally, our national interests are the first priority of the MoE and the NUG and every decision will be taken according to it.
Experts believe that Afghan-Turk schools play major and key role in promotion of students’ knowledge. Masihullah father of a student of these schools said, no doubt Afghan-Turk schools are very useful for our young generation. But these schools’ management and control should be with Afghans. The Turks are expected to focus further attention to send more Afghan students to Turkey.
Sadeq a local Afghan said, since their establishment, the Afghan Turk schools’ students have gained numerous achievements and students are satisfied with education quality in these schools and we hope in the future those schools would bring more achievements with their new leadership.
Based on available reports, primary steps for this transferring have been taken and the management of these schools will be handed over soon to Turkey Education Foundation. Certain sources said that the transferring process of these schools to T.E.F will be led by the Afghan N.S.C.
Based on media reports, Afghan-Turk schools are supported by leader of Gulen Movement Fathullah Gulen and following the failed coup d’etale last year, tensions aroused between Turkish president Rajab Tayeb Erdogan and Fathullah Gulen. For this reason, the Turkish government asked all countries to hand over management of these schools in their territory to Turkish government. The Afghan president according to media report, has already signed transferring order of this process.
The Afghan-Turk schools students have achieved hundreds medals in recent years and the NUG decision has caused severe reactions.
Since over 22 years, Afghan-Turk schools are operating in Afghanistan and currently over 8000 male and female students are being educated in these schools.
Shukria Kohistani
 

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has announced results of 1396 entrance exam. From among 169,000 students participating in the exam, 60629 have been passed to government higher education institutions, 31629 others passed to government semi-higher education centers, while more than 55,000 others introduced to private higher education institutes.
Every year, a large number of students are passed to higher education institutions and tens thousands others annually graduate from various departments of government and non-government higher education universities. This process is continuing and still has negative and positive outcomes, but unfortunately due to lack of a standardized statistic center to analyze the number of those entering the universities and those graduating from universities, most of cultural, political and economical disorders are kept hidden.
The positive aspect of the process is that we face annually with a large number of new cadres graduating from different departments of higher education universities as cultural and educated generation of the country can play key role in enduring development process of the country and bring changes in modality of the country’s future and financial investment.
Today most of knowledgeable figures believe that the investment of knowledge or human force in making wealth is more important than only making investment. From thin point, when most of members of a society are educated and professional, it means that the society is rich from point of human force and can lead social order towards a better future and improve social life dimension.
The main concern in this regard is that how can we direct this valuable resource’s talents, knowledge and capabilities to the right direction? It is important to make use of knowledge of the educated individuals, otherwise knowledge without using it will not open any ways towards enduring development. We are facing with such problem in our country. First, higher education institutions in our country are very weak and not suited with international academic standards as most of those graduating from these institutions cannot be considered as professional and higher educated.
Secondly, current vague security, political and economic situation in the country has seriously cut down the facility of making use of professional human cadres. When other issues as discrimination, nepotism and other types of corruption add to the above problems, working environment for most of educated and professional figures can be limited in offices.
Thirdly, administrative structure, laws and mechanism for deployment of individuals in government organizations have blocked entering of new educated generation to government organizations.
Thus, we are facing today with educated generation but unemployed and rate of unemployment will further increase in coming years and in the meantime, its negative outcomes and issues will get more serious too.
Lailuma Noori
 

Sunday July 30, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on Saturday announced this year’s university entrance test results (Kankur), declaring more than 147,000 examinees as successful, BNA reported.
MoHE acting minister Abdul Lateef Roshan told a ceremony for the results announcement that some 169,000 candidates across sat the 1395-1396 solar year university exam, with nearly 147,000 made it to universities. Raza son of Ewaz, a student from Abdul Rahim Shaheed High School of the capital Kabul, topped the exam by scoring 344.248 marks while Akhtar Mohammad s/o Chaman Ali from southern Ghazni grabbed second position with 342.6 marks. Zabihullah s/o Rahmatullah from Kabul finished third with 342.53 marks.
According to him, around 60,625 successful students would be granted admission in public sector universities and about 31,639 students would be introduced to semi-higher education institutes. More than 55,266 students would be absorbed in private higher education institutes either against discount or free of cost.
Roshan said about 47,000 students (equivalent to 33 percent) who took the exam this year were girls and more than 99,000 (67 percent) were boys. He said 21,999 individuals had failed in the test.
According to MoHE, the lowest marks in Kankor were 150 and whoever obtaining this figure were declared failed.
Roshan said this year the entry test process had been more transparent as compared to previous years, thanks to the biometric system, which was used for the first time in the test.
Ahmad Javed Rasooli, general director for MoHE exams, said migration from one faculty to another or one province to another was seriously unavailable.
He said last year as many as 2,222 violations were recorded but the violations were reduced to 110 this time due to reforms in the exam.
Gearing complaints from students would be started from today (Sunday) until next week, he concluded.
 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar and a visiting Turkish delegation led by deputy foreign minister Sedat Onal discussed management of the Afghan-Turk schools and bilateral ties, a statement said Thursday.
The statement from the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said Atmar and Onal also conferred on Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan in economic and security sectors.
Atmar said Turkish forces’ cooperation with Afghanistan as part of NATO’s mission was appreciable and a clear sign of friendship between the two countries.  Onal said Turkey supported every effort at stabilizing Afghanistan.
Both the sides also discussed the quality and management of the Afghan-Turk schools and stressed creating joint scientific programs for Afghan students studding in the schools.
Onal supported the Afghanistan-led Kabul Process initiative and said such forums were important for regional security and stability.
Both the sides stressed increased cooperation between states in eradicating regional threats.
Yarzada

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