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Kabul students be taught in both official languages: Ghani

Kabul students be taught in both official languages: Ghani

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Sep 02, 2017 - 17:13

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said students at the Kabul University should be taught in both the official languages --- Pashtu and Dari.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president met students of various universities and high schools of Kabul on Friday evening.

The event at the Salam Khana palace was also attended by First Lady Rula Ghani and was briefed by deputy higher educationinfo-icon minister Abdul Tawab Balakarzai.

Balakarzai suggested the Ministry of Higher Education should be given a separate code for holding seminars and symposiums and other needed tasks.

He hoped the country’s higher education system would further improve due to the president’s special attention.

Later, deputy border and tribal affairs minister Mohammad Yaqub Ahmadzai said his ministry, besides dealing with its own affairs, had worked to strengthen education in border areas.

He said students of Khushal Khan Baba and Rahman Baba high schools, which are associated with the border and tribal ministry, had always earned good score in the university entrance test.

He said students of the two schools, who were sent abroad for higher studies, had been successful.

On behalf of other students, Zikrullah, Abdul Rafi Anzoor and Shehnaz Tanin thanked the president and the first lady for meeting them and keeping the Presidential Palace’s doors open for the youth.

They highlighted problems including the lack of standard curriculum, resources for practical studies and others and proposed teaching to students of the universities in Kabul in both the official languages.

President Ghani told the students that their parents were national heroes for sending them far away from home to get education.

“Our youth should have a strong resolve for ending the country’s crises,” the president said, who called the youth as the country’s investment and asset.

“I am aware of the problems in hostels,” Ghani said, directing the deputy higher education minister to take all needed measures to their solution.

He said no Afghan was inferior from the other and the students should learn the culture and ignore thoughts that fueled disunity.

The president said the university curriculum was being standardized and reformed and he himself would head the reform committee.

The president insisted students at the Kabul University should be taught in both the official languages, but efforts be made to prevent the language from becoming a source of ethnic tension.

The president said due to sacrifices of the Afghan security forces and good foreign policy, Afghanistaninfo-icon was not alone today and work towards peace would continue with wisdom.

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