Work on new building for Farah University launched
FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): The foundation stone of a new building for the Farah University was laid on Sunday, an official said.
The governor, provincial council members, university students, lecturers and others participated the foundation stone-laying ceremony.
Governor Mohammad Asif Nang said construction of the building was important for the university and the beginning of implementation of development projects in Farah.
Nang added Farah province lacked professional individuals, but the university would help produce qualified individuals to fill the vacuum.
University Chancellor Eng. Ruknuddin Mushkani told Pajhwok Afghan News the Farah Higher Education Institute that was founded in 2012 did not have a proper building.
A part of 2,000 acres plot of land in the capital of Farah province, approved by the central government, has been allocated for the university building.
Construction of the building would cost 41 million afghanis to be paid by the Ministry of Finance and would take 18 months to complete, Mushkani added.
Farah University currently has agriculture and education training faculties. Economics and Sharia Law faculties are being added to the university. The official said currently 600 students including 42 females were enrolled in the university.
Ali Ahmad, a resident of Badakhshan province studying in Farah province, said they had problem with the old building. The issue would be resolved by the new building, he hoped, demanding a hostel for boarders.
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