The Ministry of Higher Education said that the leader of the Islamic Emirate has created the “directorate of academic curriculum” in the ministry.
According to Ahmad Taqi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Higher Education, the establishment of this directorate is aimed at reviewing and developing the academic curriculum of the nation's universities in light of Islamic laws and will have six directors and fifty-two employees.
"We created commissions to review the curriculum, invited representatives and experts from public and private universities from all over the country, held several meetings and reconsidered the curriculum,” Taqi said.
"It should be underlined that this development should be done based on scientific criteria and free from political factors,” said Abdul Hadi Wazeen, university lecturer.
Meanwhile, a number of students asked the Ministry of Higher Education to provide credit for their practical subjects in addition to religious subjects at universities.
"As law students, we should be studying subjects relating to the law, but that isn't the case here. They provide us four credits in Islamic subjects and teach us Tajweed,” said Mursal, a student.
"The previous curriculum was also an Islamic curriculum, which we are also completely satisfied with, and the topic of Islamic studies has been in all of our four semesters,” said Miraj, another student.
The Islamic Emirate's cabinet previously decided that the curriculum in universities and other higher education institutions would be reviewed and revised in accordance with Islamic law.
Previously, under the direction of UNESCO, Afghan university officials revised the current curriculum of Afghan institutions.