Karzai urges Kandahar youth to support govt
Addressing a gathering of teachers and students at the Kandahar University in the capital of southern Kandahar province, Karzai said more efforts were required to develop the education sector.
Before his speech, the university chancellor, Dr. Hazrat Mir Totakhil, briefed the gathering about activities on the campus.
He said the university was established 25 years ago and now had 12 faculties, 40 branches, 558 teaching staff members and 8000 students, including 400 girls.
He also counted achievements the university had made over the past seven years, but complained about the lack of buildings and insufficient development budget for the university.
Karzai said two things that happened during his stay in office made him happy after transferring power to his successor ---one youth education and another unity among the Afghans, which he said deeply strengthened in the past 14 years.
Addressing the students, the former president said: “Non-violence, education and national unity guarantee a bright future for the country and you all should play your part towards that end.” He also urged the youth to support their government.
At the end of the gathering, Karzai congratulated Kandahar university teachers and pupils for their university ranking top among other universities of the country.
The university authorities presented Karzai with a letter of appreciation in recognition of his services in the field of education during the past 13 years.
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