Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan sacked Muhammad Osman Baburi and appointed Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat as vice-chancellor of Afghanistan’s biggest university based in Kabul-Kabul University.

The appointment has reacted wide reaction in social media as a young bachelor degree holder replaced an intellectual and experienced Ph.D. holder as head of the best and the very first university in Afghanistan.

Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat was officially announced as the interim vice-chancellor of the Kabul University on Wednesday, September 22.

Ghairat is said to have been employed in the ministry of education in the previous government and was head of the assessment body of universities of IEA in the southwestern part of Afghanistan.

People including some Taliban members have criticized the move and said that there were more eligible people than him among them.

Critics have also made last year’s tweet of Ghairat in which he justifies the killing of journalists and motivates the Taliban members to assassinate journalists.

The Kabul University in a statement said that he is only the acting vice-chancellor and the position can be reshuffled any time.

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  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.