The acting Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Abdul Baqi Haqqani said that good changes have been made in the curriculum of universities in the country.
He criticized the curriculum of the universities of the former government.
“The education curriculum which we had in the past was weak. It was not made in a format to compete with the world,” the acting Minister of MoHE told reporters at the press conference held to provide the annual report of the ministry’s activities.
According to Haqqani, the time spent on Saqafat (an Islamic religious book) increased from one hour to three hours.
“This is the duty of the international community. When it doesn’t provide aid in several areas for Afghanistan, it must provide aid for education and higher education,” he said.
The officials said that some male and female students have to travel abroad for the continuation of their education.
“Last time 200,000 participated in the university entrance examination. This time the number of participants surged. The examination would be held at the end of Sunbola (Afghan calendar),” said Ahmad Taqa, a spokesman for the MoHE.
“Two women and 21 men have traveled to India, Turkey and Kazakhstan to get master's degrees,” said Irfanullah, chief of staff of the MoHE.