Monday, June 25, 2012
Kabul (BNA) BNA commentator writes:
In spite of the achievements during the last decade in education sector, the serious intention of afghan leadership to the growth of education and higher studies in the country, reflexes the wishes of the leadership in building a new system of training, the graduates of which by having scientific and professional knowledge, could serve the Afghan people on its best way.
Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, in his meetings and negotiation with elders and leaders of tribes has strongly emphasized that they should send their children male of female to school in order to meet our problems and there should be no need to take our patients to neighboring countries for treatment and spend all we have there.
Once again, the president in inauguration of seminar titled “National call for reforming educational, studies and vocational trainings” to improve the condition of education and higher studies, presented three basic proposals to the participants of the seminar, they are included, for attracting talented students, the system of concord examination should be amended, the talented students to be attracted to the University without taking examination.
The field studies of students to be specialized from 9-to 12 grades. The lessons in medicine and engineering faculties should be taught in English or another popular language and more attention should be paid to some students abroad to continue their higher education there.
It will be fair and just to focus on each proposal and evaluate them impartially.
Amendment in concord examination and graduate students from number 1 to 5 to have the right to continue their studies at the universities without taking any examination.
This will make students to compete with each other on sound way and attempt to get high grades in this way improve their knowledge and competency.
Some countries in the region also use this method. Also, the experiments of the previous years indicate that some talented students even with the highest grades among all students, with making a small error in the examination have failed but by chance an ordinary student has succeeded to continue his or her studies in the university.
Determining the fields of study after the grade makes the students more professional and they will take examination prepared on their specific fields, so they have a better chance to pass the examination and if they recruited by relevant organs, after graduating from 12 grade, they will be more qualified and competent. If someone judges this impartially, he or she will approve this.
Teaching the subjects in English or other international languages in medicine and engineering faculties, was among the proposals to the president to the seminar. One can studies this issue from another point of view, the world is progressing rapidly in all aspects of life. Mankind has great achievement in medical and engineering sectors every day and introduces new formula and ways to meet the requirement of the humanity.
These achievements are the results of researches mostly publish in English or other languages. This indicates the importance of English as scientific language.
If the students of medicine and engineering faculties, know English and other international languages, they can use the works and researches conducted by internationally recognized scholars, via media which has changed the world to a small village, in this way they improve their professional and scientific understanding and serve the country in a best way.
Sending the students abroad for study, another proposal raised in the seminar by the president. Sending intelligent and talented students without considering their ethnic, political and languages affiliations to study abroad, which opens the doors of progress and growth of higher studies in the country, in this way it provides the ground for training cadres, who can play a great role in Afghanistan’s future.