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Saturday, April 22, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah participated in graduation ceremony of 127 students completed their higher education with financial and spiritual support of the country’s chief executive.
Speaking in the ceremony, the country’s chief executive said that the future of Afghanistan depended on aware, knowledgeable and educated generation and this would be guaranteed by expansion of knowledge and education in Afghanistan society.  He asserted that he had financially supported 500 students from various provinces to complete their higher education at private universities, while 1000 others were following their higher education with 40-50% discount and now they were celebrating the graduation of 127 of the students.
“Tribal variety in Afghanistan is the beauty of our nation, so those who are not able to continue higher education will be financially supported without any tribal and ethnical discrimination and the process will continue”, Dr. Abdullah added.
It is worth mentioning that 127 students from Kabul, Herat, Takhar, Faryab, Nangarhar, Helmand, Kandahar, Parwan and Khost provinces have completed their higher education with financial and spiritual support of the country’s chief executive. 

Monday, April 10, 2017
Kabul (BNA)  In a conference held on “Reforms in Higher Education System’, the president’s special representative on reforms and good governance, Ahmad Zia Massoud said higher education institutes can bring positive changes in the society, BNA reported.
According to the agency, at the outset, the president’s special envoy advisor on cultural and media affairs, Asarul Haq Hakimi briefed about their activities, adding since its establishment, office of the presient’s special envoy could attain achieves in related affairs.
Calling relations among government, youth and civil entities important, Zia Masoud said we wouldn’t face growth and development in the society unless positive cultural changes were created, BNA added.
During the conference, Massoud said continued war, insecurity and ruling traditional culture have caused political instability in the country and we could only overcome these challenges by education, the agency continued.
The conference was attended also attended by the minister of higher educations, Dr. Farida Momand, representatives of other ministries and government administrations, teachers, scholars, rectors of government and private universities and a number of university students. 

Monday, April 10, 2017
Kabul (BNA)   The Laws Committee with second vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh on the chair approved the regulation of the civil scholarships here yesterday, a statement from the VP office said yesterday.
Addressing the session, the second vice president and chairman of the Laws of Committee called such regulation effective for bringing transparency and justice in distribution of the scholarships.
Mohammad Sarwar Danesh called upon the ministries to consider meritocracy and legal aspects in distribution of the scholarships, so the qualified candidates to be benefited.
Meanwhile after detailed discussions of the members of the session, the regulation on distribution of the scholarship was approved, instructing the Ministry of Justice to consider proposed amendments and present it to the cabinet meeting, the statement from VP office added.
The regulation on civil scholarships was approved within 6 chapters and 35 articles, aiming to bring transparency in distribution of the scholarships, build capacities of the professional cadres and coordination among different organs.

Sunday, April 09, 2017
Kabul (BNA) in a meeting with elders and representatives of Kamdish district of Nuristan province, the district’s security situation and other problems discussed, a statement from Chief Executive Office said yesterday.
According to the statement, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said ensuring security was government’s top priority, adding would instruct the security officials to spare no effort in ensuring security across Nuristan province.
Elders and representatives of Kmdish district enumerate series of their problems, saying all routes connecting to the districts have been facing serious security challenges.  They also asked Dr. Abdullah to pay attention to education in the district and grant scholarships for them.
Dr. Abdullah vowed to address their problems, adding their security problem should be discussed in National Security Council meeting.  He also promised to personally make efforts in providing education and scholarships to people of Kamdish district, the statement added. 

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