Educated Afghans Will Not Be Used, Exploited: President Karzai

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Sunday, June 24, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai addressing the seminar of national appeal for reforms in the education order, professional education and job creation in Afghanistan said that attaining of education by the youth and creation of the grounds for their education are the greatest asset of the country. 
Initiated by the ministries of education and higher education at the Amani High School, president Karzai added that I have three proposals for the seminar. 
First, in order to attract all the talents of the country the entrance order should be improved, second, the talented students should enter into higher education without exams and the educational spheres of the students from grade 9 to 12 should be specified, secondly the medical and engineering lessons should take place in English language or in one of other important languages of the world and thirdly much attention should made in dispatching the students for higher education abroad. 
He added that the government has allocated USD 10 million for students to receive education abroad and this year it will be increased to USD 15 million. 
Addressing the Uelma, tribal elders, and scholars of the country and said that propagation towards attaining of knowledge and the educational measures of Afghanistan to reach it highest peak is your responsibility. 
President Karzai called torching of schools inside Afghanistan and either side of Durand Line and martyrdom of the ulema and teachers an open enmity with science and knowledge and added that the enemies of Afghanistan are afraid of progress and developed Afghanistan, as the educated Afghans cannot be exploited or used. 
He asked the lecturers and the teachers to transfer their talents to the present generation, adding that the best teacher is that to transfer his all knowledge to his student and his student became more knowledgeable than him and the best students is that to respect his teacher as his parents. 
Pointing to the poisoning of school students in the provinces of Bamyan, Kunduz, Khost and Mazari-e-Sharif and especially in Takhar he noted that those who are spraying poison are the enemies of the people of Afghanistan who do not want that Afghans become educated, if they are inside or outside the country, they are the enemies of progress, and economic development and honorable life of the Afghan. 
He encouraged the students to attain education and said that university is not the place for politics, and discrimination, but is the place for giving them the knowledge. 
He noted that those youth who are following these they neither serve themselves nor their families and the country and those who follow their lessons day and night and raise them as doctor, lawyer, attain computer skills and economist they will earn some bread for themselves and in the meantime they help progress of the country as well. 
He said that he is hopeful that in the three day seminar that scholars have gathered here with the aim of upgrading the education should advance their proposals so that our path towards reaching the main goal is shortened. 
Prof. Dr. Obaidullah Obeid Minister of Higher Education, Ghulam Farouq Wardak Minister of Education and Amena Afzali minister of martyrs, labor and disabled and social affairs also addressed the seminar and they discussed progress in the sphere of education in the country. 
They also touched on challenges in this area and presented their proposals in this respect.
 

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