Ghulam Hazrat, a 60-year-old man, has recently obtained a graduation certificate from the Pashto literature department of Paktia University.
In his spare time, he teaches 70 girls for free in his home area in Zurmat district of Paktia province, and he called on young people to continue their education.
"It is an hour and a half drive from our district to here, and with the help of the professors, I graduated today," Ghulam Hazrat told TOLOnews.
Nearly 1,500 students graduated from various departments of Paktia University and obtained their graduation certificates.
Graduates are worried about the working conditions in the country and they asked the Islamic Emirate to provide them with work.
"Our request to the government is to provide us with work in our fields and I ask the graduates to be patient and not leave the country," said Mohammad Hussain, recently graduated.
"I want Afghan youth to not leave the country because the country needs them,” said Mohammad Faisal Yousufi, who was recently graduated.
Meanwhile, the head of Paktia University said that the Islamic Emirate is committed to absorbing professionals in governmental offices.
"Students who have graduated, if they have academic capacity, we have created a recruitment bill for them and they will be recruited in any department which is needed," said Abdul Hakim Hamdi, head of Paktia University.
Paktia University has 9 departments. In the current year from 7 departments of this university, 1,448 students obtained diplomas.