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‘Way of Pen’ society rallies to reopen schools in Kandahar

A society named ‘Way of Pen’ has launched a campaign in Spin Spoldak district of southern Kandahar province to reopen schools. Matiullah Wesa, founder of the ‘Way of Pen’ society, initiated the campaign via social media in a remote area

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A public library opened in Balkh

A newly built public library was inaugurated in Balkh, Mazar-e Sharif on Tuesday. The opening ceremony was attended by employees of the Balkh District Governor’s Office as well as local politicians and provincial council members. The German Government funded the

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Kabul University launches MBA program

Kabul University, one of the renowned universities in Afghanistan, is officially launching its Master of Business Administration (MBA) program on Wednesday with financial collaboration from the USAID’s Support and Workforce Development Program. The MBA degree is implemented by the USAID’s

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New education facilities open in Kunduz

The Afghan-German cooperation handed over three newly constructed buildings to the local government in Kunduz province: two schools in Dashti Archi and Chardara districts, and a new teacher training college in Imam-Sahib district. Built at a total cost of about

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New school for more than 300 children opened in Rustaq, Takhar

A newly constructed secondary school in Rustaq district, Takhar, officially opened its doors for up to 313 students on Sunday. The school consists of eight fully furnished classrooms, four administrative rooms, a computer lab and a laboratory. Furthermore, a solar

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U.S. government supports Afghan educators and future leaders

Minister of Higher Education Dr. Farida Momand announced a new advanced degree program at Shaheed Rabbani Education University that will develop and support the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers. The United States Agency for International Development

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Afghanistan, Qatar ink education cooperation accord

Afghanistan and Qatar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the area of education on Wednesday. As per the MoU, the two countries will exchange expertise, experiences and visits, as well as the best practices in the education

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Afghan government to focus on improvement of IT in education sector

President Ashraf Ghani in his address to the 11th National Information Technology Conference in Kabul emphasized on the need for connecting technology and knowledge. He instructed the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) to link all universities in the

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Recruitment for Fulbright exchange program starts in Afghanistan

U.S. Ambassador to Kabul, Michael McKinley, announced the start of the recruitment season for the U.S. government’s flagship Fulbright exchange program. The Fulbright Program is one the most prestigious U.S. government academic exchange programs, awarding highly competitive scholarships to participants

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India offers 1000 scholarships for Afghan students for the academic year-2016

To further strengthen the close friendly relations between Afghanistan and India, the Government of India continues to offers 1000 student scholarships (ICCR) to the Afghan nationals under the Special Scholarship Scheme for pursuing Undergraduate, Postgraduate courses. From last year, 20

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China to provide USD 58mn for Afghanistan education sector

The Chinese government pledges to grant USD 58mn for the development of Afghanistan’s education sector. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed between Afghan Education Minister Asadullah Balkhi and Economic Attaché at the Chinese Embassy in Kabul,

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Public library and two dormitories improve learning conditions in Baghlan

A public library and two university dormitories for men and women have been opened in Baghlan to help improve education in the province. Funded by the Germany government, the new facilities worth 70mn AFN offer students from rural areas the

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Sakeena Yaqoubi receives the WISE prize for her contribution to Afghanistan’s education

Sakeena Yaqoubi, popularly known as Afghanistan’s mother of education, received the 2015 World Innovation Summit Education (WISE) prize for Education Laureate. Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), Dr. Yaqoubi has spent two decades working persistently

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A school in Helmand gets a new building

The foundation stone of a new building for Loi Bagh primary school in Naad Ali district of Helmand province was laid on Saturday. The one-story building will consist of eight classrooms, two administration offices, a drinkable water well and other

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Kabul University Introduces First-Ever Master’s Program in Gender and Women’s Studies

Kabul University launched a first-of-its-kind gender and women’s studies master’s program to create a platform for training future advocates of gender equality, generate research on gender, violence against women and underprivileged groups, and raise awareness about men’s and women’s social

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USAID provides USD 275,000 worth of equipment for Afghan Kankor exam reforms

United States Ambassador P. Michael McKinley, on behalf of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), presented the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education with $275,000 worth of equipment that will support the Ministry’s reform agenda for the national public

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How to design school buildings – architects, engineers and education experts explore best practices

Schools and the way they are built influence the ability of teachers and students alike to teach and learn. With many schools in Afghanistan still lacking proper facilities, education authorities are addressing the question of the best environment for schoolchildren

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Education Ministry should seek return of educated Afghan expats

Newly appointed Education Minister Farida Mohmand presented her 100-day plan to President Ashraf Ghani. Her plans include reforms in Kankur examinations, improvement of higher education, tackling red tape and finalizing national gender research and strategy policy. According to a statement

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Afghan students enjoy a roof over their heads at school

Not long ago, the 420 students of the Afghan Mena Elementary School had to study in an open lot because their school did not have enclosed classrooms. Today, students sit in classrooms in a two-story building in Jalalabad city, the

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Afghan students to receive trainings as per job market demands

The University Support and Workforce Development Project (USWDP), funded by the USAID, is providing trainings to Afghan university students as per the demand in market. Kandahar University is one of the 10 universities that is included in the program as

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Enrollment of Afghan apprentices in technical and vocational institutes in Mazar and Kabul

Two-hundred apprentices started the first day of studies in the Oil & Gas Institute in Mazar- Sharif on Sunday. Last Sunday, 850 further apprentices or shagerdis were officially enrolled in five institutes in Kabul. The 1,050 students around the country

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Shura held to confer on improving education in Parwan province

A shura (Afghan word for a consultative meeting) was held in Parwan province to exchange ideas on how to improve education and security in Parwan. The shura involved representatives from the Task Force Solid and the provincial education sector. The

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Afghan teacher in the Top 10 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize

Afghan Teacher, Azizullah Royesh, has made it to the top 10 finalists for Global Teacher Prize of Varkey Foundation. Royesh has been named in the top 10 finalists out of 5,000 nominees for the prestigious prize which is worth one-million

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Germany pledges AFN 196 million for new school construction program in Badakhshan

The Afghan-German Cooperation officially launched a new program for school construction in Badakhshan province. In cooperation with the Afghan Ministry of Education, the German Government has offered technical and financial assistance to help the ministry and education departments in Badakhshan

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The Afghan education revolution and the role the media play

The Mediothek Media House in Mazar-e-Sharif hosted the fourth 2014-2015 Media Meeting on reporting education in the Afghan media. Teaching experts Abdul Aziz Azizi, Director of the Balkh Department of Education, and Dr. Gustav Reier, head of the Afghan-German Cooperation

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