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Pakistan offers scholarships for Afghan students

Pakistan’s government has offered scholarships for Afghan students in various fields including medicine, engineering, law, economics, pharmacy and computer science. The scholarships cover tuition fee, health expenditures, hostel fee and food charges. A four-day process of examination has started in

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Over 400 public administration students serving as government interns this fall

This fall, 441 bachelor students from public administration faculties around the country managed to secure internship positions in government bodies and authorities. The various internship programs will let the students experience working conditions in their future positions as civil servants

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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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Afghanistan and Germany agree to support establishment of model schools for top students

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education and Germany’s Deutsche Gesellschaft for Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) sign Memorandum of Understanding on “Strengthening German-Supported Schools in Kabul”. The project goal is to jointly develop a model school system aimed at highly-performing students. At the signing

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Work on construction of two school buildings begins in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan

Two school buildings at a cost of 11mn AFN are to be built in Roi-do-Aab district of Samangan, said officials of the provincial education department. Mohammad Bashir Salahi, deputy head of the education department, said the schools would consist of

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New efforts to create jobs for young Afghans

Afghan Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled said efforts aimed at creating jobs for unemployed young Afghans were underway. Officials said 169 employment standards have been planned for those who have failed the board exam (Kankor) for getting

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Winners of Balkh University Business Plan Competition announced

The winners of a business plan competition were announced at the Baran Imperatory Hotel in Mazar-e-Sharif, in Balkh province on Thursday. The aim of the business plan competition was to test and encourage students’ entrepreneurial thinking by asking them to

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First generation of Afghan Hydropower students exhibits at Kabul Vocational Training Exhibition

Deputy Minister of Education opened a 3-day Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) exhibition at the Afghan Technology Institute in Kabul on 28 September 2013. Students from nearly 60 different institutions exhibit products, goods, services and achievements relating to

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New school building established in Takhar

A new building for a school in Warsaj district of Takhar has been established to provide better learning environment for the students. Previously, the students of this school were taught under tents. “The new two-story building consists of 8 classrooms

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Japan funds construction work of a new building for Kabul University’s Computer Science Faculty

Afghan Higher Education Minister Dr. Obaidullah Obaid laid the foundation stone for the new building for the Computer Science Faculty of Kabul University. Funded by Japan, the new building will address the space problem of the students. The four-storey building,

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Japan funds construction work of a new building for Kabul University's Computer Science Faculty

Afghan Higher Education Minister Dr. Obaidullah Obaid laid the foundation stone for the new building for the Computer Science Faculty of Kabul University. Funded by Japan, the new building will address the space problem of the students. The four-storey building,

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USAID Provides $40 Million to Support a New Five-Year Program at American University of Afghanistan

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new, five-year, $40 million award in support of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF). Support for AUAF comes from USAID’s new higher education program, Strengthening Tertiary Education Program-University Partnerships (STEP-UP),

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69 school buildings to be constructed in Paktia

According to the Ministry of Education, 69 schools in Paktia would receive buildings this year. The new buildings would help accommodate more students by overcoming the space problem. Paktia’s education director Mohammad Nasir Hikmat said the World Bank would provide

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UNESCO committed to support Education in Afghanistan

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  (UNESCO) has given their commitment to support the education sector of Afghanistan. Director-General at UNESCO Irina Bokova asked the people of Afghanistan, during her visit in Kabul, to promote education especially for

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Aga Khan Foundation donates facilities to vocational school of commerce

The Aga Khan Foundation has donated chairs, desks and other necessary items to the vocational school of commerce in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri. Director of the institute, Pashtana Naremgoi-Arash, thanked the Foundation for its support and called on

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Japan funds construction of school buildings in Afghanistan

Japanese Ambassador Hiroshi Takahashi signed a USD 25mn contract for the construction of school buildings in Bamyan, Daikundi and Ghor provinces with Education Minister Ghulam Farooq Wardak. With the construction of the 51 buildings, more than 450,000 students would benefit

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American University of Afghanistan- A story of Afghanistan’s success

Foreign Policy.com- As the United States continues to withdraw troops and materiel from Afghanistan, the rhetoric from President Hamid Karzai’s administration wavers between being fairly pro-American and caustically anti-American, and speculation about reconciliatory negotiations with the Taliban and other insurgent

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Pashtu Abad School Principal Provides Essential Tools for Ghazni Youths

Nestled among the bustling streets in Ghazni City, children come and go through a small gate.  The gate leads to a schoolyard, where green tiles on a large school glisten in the sun.   In the classrooms, teachers instruct boys to become the

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50,000 Afghans to receive training in Information Technology

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) will provide trainings to 50,000 Afghans in information technology with financial collaboration from the World Bank. The graduates will be introduced to the government and private sector to grab possible job opportunities,

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Twenty new school buildings to establish in Samangan province

By Kamaluddin Kohsan Officials of the Education Department in Samangan province said that about 20 new schools buildings would be established this year. “The structures would be built in the capital city and districts of Samangan province with financial collaboration

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UNICEF gives USD 68mn in aid to Afghanistan’s Ministry of Education

A contract worth USD 68mn was signed between Afghanistan’s Education Minister Farooq Wardak and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Sunday. According to Mr. Wardak, USD 33mn of the aid amount would be spent during the current academic year,

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District Minister conducts teacher workshop for Afghan women in his home

Paktika Province-Sar Howzah District Minister of Education (DMoE), Mohammed Iqbal, organized and conducted a teacher workshop for 10 women in his home, Feb. 28-March 9. His training increased the number of teachers by 300 percent in the area.  The DMoE

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Afghan students protest against Kankor exam results

Hundreds of students took to the streets of Kabul protesting against Kankor exam results that were recently released. Kankor exam is the nationwide tertiary entrance exam. The protesters alleged that the results were fraudulent and urged the government to appoint

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WFP decides to purchase biscuits from Afghan local factory

The World Food Program (WFP) turns to Afghan local factories to purchase biscuits for its food programs launched in various provinces. This comes after the organization was fully assured about the quality of the biscuits produced at Afghan factories. “This

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