Acting Minister of Higher Education of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Abdul Baqi Haqqani said that they are building a university inside Afghanistan where earning Ph.D. and Master’s Degrees would be possible.

He elaborated that the degrees would be available in the faculties of medical, engineering, theology (Islamic studies), and agriculture.

Briefing media about the ministry’s four-month activities in Kabul on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, the acting Minister said that the curriculum of Afghanistan has a huge gap with that of the world and they are trying to shorten that distance by making the curriculum more standard and up to date.

Abdul Baqi Haqqani said that there is a need of sending Afghan students abroad and for this purpose, he has met a number of ambassadors in Kabul to facilitate ground for Afghan students abroad.

About the closure of universities, “Financial problems and co-education are still predicaments and big challenges that have kept the doors of universities shut. We have been working on resolving the problems and we have progress, universities will soon be reopened.” Said Haqqani.

It comes as 150 government universities across Afghanistan are yet to be reopened that have left tens of thousands of students out of studies.

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