Acting Minister of Higher Education Neda Mohammad Nadim called on university instructors abroad to return to the country and take part in the country’s development.
"Those instructors, to whom God gave the talents of teaching and are now overseas-- I urge them to return to provide education to children of this land," he said.
This comes as UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Roza Otunbayeva, met with the acting minister of Mines and Petroleum, Shuhabuddin Delawar, who is also head of the commission to facilitate the return of Afghans abroad.
“UN (special envoy for Afghanistan) Roz Otunbayeva met de facto authorities’ Mines & Petroleum Min. Shahabuddin Delawar discussing mining sector & the ‘Repatriation Commission’ which he chairs,” UNAMA said on Twitter, calling for the protection of "rights of all Afghans that return so they may contribute to Afghanistan’s development.”
“The instructors should be provided with some facilities including safety, jobs, and a proper salary,” said Khateer, a university instructor.
The acting minister of Higher Education made his remarks in a consultative meeting with Islamic scholars. He said that they are trying to bring the seminaries and universities closer together.
“Our aim is to remove the space between universities and seminaries,” he said.
“If it means creating educational cooperation between the seminaries and universities, then it is a positive step,” said Musavi Mubligh, a university instructor.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Higher Education said that it has made efforts to increase the salaries of university instructors and to deal with the shortage of instructors in the universities.