It is well known that decades of war and instability
have destroyed the infrastructure of educational institutions
in Afghanistan. The buildings of most universities, colleges
and schools were severely damaged. In some cases all the buildings
and other facilities were burned, the equipment and furniture
were looted, and the laboratories and libraries were either
demolished or burned to ashes. Many experienced and qualified
lecturers have fled the country while many others were killed.
Those who survived were isolated from outside world for decades,
and their knowledge has been outdated. The vast majority of
academics of all higher educational institutions in Afghanistan
have only bachelor’s degrees from the local universities.
of major efforts by the international community, relative stability
has returned to the country recently but sadly no major investment
has been made to improve higher education, especially in technical
and engineering institutions. In contrast, the telecom, media
and IT sectors in Afghanistan have been flourishing and these
sectors have seen an exponential growth during the last eight
years. However, no significant investment has been made at the
educational institutions, which are supposed to educate and
train the workforce for these sectors.
The aim of this website is to promote higher education in Afghanistan,
and to present recommendations on how to improve the overall quality of higher education in the country.
one visiting this site is encouraged to send his/her feedback
to the author in order to improve this website.
updated on 24.11.2011
A group of students at the English Language Resource Centre of Kabul University,