Kandahar varsity remains on top despite budget crunch
KANDAHAR (Pajhwok): In the face of lack of resources and budget crunch, the University of Kandahar has been progressing well and on top among educational institutions, Dr Hazrat Mir Totakhel, the varsity’s vice chancellor said on Sunday.
Speaking to Pajhwok Afghan Pajhwok News, Totakhel said that number of faculties had surged to 12 following increase in the number of students.
The educational institution, he said had both morning and evening shifts while the number of students exceeded 8,000 including 400 female students from around the country.
However, he expressed concerns over lack of infrastructure and budget as main hurdles in the way of flow of education.
He demanded the Ministry of Higher Education should take notice of the university budget. He praised most of faculty members were young and well-educated and they need to get scholarships for higher education.
Of 200 faculty members, three or four teaching staff have doctorate degrees while another two or three were doing their PhD. Another 60 teachers, he said had completed their masters abroad and 42 more were doing their master degrees abroad.
As the university, he said was facing with pressing problems but it still stood at top among all 61 state-run and private universities of the country.
Tota Khail said the varsity had affiliation with 17 countries including United States, Canada, South Korea, Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Iran. He said he was in contact with three other international universities in the United Kingdom, Bangladesh and India to have affiliation which would be a great achievement.
The university has branches in Uruzgan and Helmand provinces and has agriculture and technology department which offers master and PhD degrees.
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