Traders vow 1m afs in aid to Paktia University
GARDEZ (Pajhwok): A number of businessmen and residents on Monday announced donating one million afghanis in total to the university in southeastern Paktia province to help resolve some problems on the campus.
The announcement was made at a gathering held in connection with the university’s fundraising week in Gardez, the provincial capital. Local traders and residents attended the gathering.
Local officials say a commission has been formed to resolve problems at the university with financial support from common people and traders.
Deputy Governor Abdul Wali Sahi said people’s assistance with education institutes was a good culture, which would help the institutes stand on their own feet.
“I appeal to all Paktia residents to assist the university during the week because their assistance is crucial to preserving the national interest and making the university self-reliant.”
The university chancellor, Dr. Sher Mohammad Rawan, told Pajhwok Afghan News so far people had assisted the university with nearly one million afghanis, calling on traders to continue supporting the university.
He said they had named one week as “financial and moral support for Paktika University” and the campaign would continue despite the assistance.
Most youth and traders of Paktia province work in the Gulf countries, sending home remittances, which make their economic condition strong.
The university officials said many problems at the university would be resolved if all of the expatriates supported it.
The university has seven faculties, where nearly 2000 students, including 300 girls, are getting education.
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