Curriculum of all universities being reviewed: Momand
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): To have a specific teaching curriculum, a review of course components at all universities has been launched, the higher education minister said on Saturday.
Farida Momand, who visited the university in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province, said there were some problems in the current curriculum and they needed to be addressed.
“We have started reviewing the curriculum in order to bring reforms. We want to have a uniform curriculum for all universities,” the minister said.
She said there were also some problems in the Nangarhar University’s curriculum and the problems would be discussed by a delegation of the Higher Education Ministry in consultative gatherings with teachers and students.
After the consultative gatherings, the shortcomings in the curriculum would be resolved after a debate at the ministry, she said.
However, she did not provide a timeframe for resolving problems in the curriculum, but said it would be done soon.
Syed Osman Hashmi, a student at the Nangarhar University, said the higher education curriculum had a lot of problems.
“In some universities, teachers have added their own books to the curriculum, which is not of international standard and in line with contemporary needs. Each province has a different curriculum.”
Meanwhile, Nangarhar University chancellor Babrak Miakhel said they had launched efforts at reclaiming usurped land of the university.
“Nearly 10 acres of land north of the university has been usurped and we have launched our efforts to recover it.”
He said the higher education minister inspected various sections of the university and listened to problems of teachers and students during exclusive meetings.
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