Education quality at private universities being assessed
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The higher education minister on Thursday said they would soon start evaluating education quality at private universities to help improve administration and curriculum.
Farida Momand was addressing a gathering that honoured her services in Jalalabad, the capital of eastern Nangarhar province. The minister was honoured for being able to make more transparent the university entrance exam in comparison with the previous year.
“The number of private universities has really increased and we will start evaluation of their quality and also to create a system of reward and punishment,” she said.
She said some private university maintained good equality education and this year, the private higher education institutes absorbed 50,000 Kankoor passed students.
Zabihullah Zamarai, Nangarhar provincial council secretary, said there were private universities in which students were passed and issued certificates without attending any class.
Zamarai said the government should resolve problems in construction of the township for Nangarhar university teachers, saying 60 acres of land belonging to the townships had been usurped and should be retaken.
Nangarhar Governor Salim Khan Kunduzi praised the higher education minister’s efforts and asked her to pay more attention to the quality of education. “We hope there will be reforms to improve quality of higher education and current issues are resolved,” he said.
The participants also asked the minister to pay attention to universities in eastern Kunar and Laghman provinces.
The Civil society and the Nangarhar University awarded appreciation letters to the minister in recognition of her services for higher education.
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