Students at public universities in Kabul expressed concerns about the shortage of instructors. Also female students who have come from the provinces complained over a lack of accommodation, saying that they are struggling with serious problems.
On Saturday, the government reopened all public universities after a long delay in cold areas of the country.
“We are facing a shortage of instructors. Not our faculty but all faculties are facing this problem. The majority of our instructors have gone outside the country. We need experienced instructors,” said Rabia, a student.
“We have studied just one hour of our five-hour class time. We don’t have instructors and we don’t know if they have left the country or been dismissed,” said Mujeeb Rahman, a student.
Female students who come to Kabul to attend their lessons said they are struggling with accommodation issues.
“The female students living in the dormitory have been told to study in their own provinces or otherwise not come to the university.
The boys have access to a dormitory, but the girls don’t,” said Hajar, a student.
A Kabul University, instructor Mohammad Marhoon said that the government should ensure the personal safety of professors so they do not leave the country.
“The government should provide some guarantees such as personal freedom and protection. We have seen that some university instructors were living in bad conditions. This situation causes some of the university instructors to leave the country,” Marhoon said.
Despite consecutive calls to the Ministry of Higher Education, TOLOnews was unable to obtain a comment on it.
Based on some reports, around 270 instructors from Kabul, Herat and Balkh universities have left the country within the past six months.
The Islamic Emirate has separated the classes of male and female students.