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300 complete English, computer courses

300 complete English, computer courses

Jun 25, 2014 - 16:40

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Pakistaninfo-icon on Wednesday assured Afghanistaninfo-icon of continued assistance in developing the educationinfo-icon sector of the war-torn country.

Ambassador Syed Abrar Hussain held out the promise while addressing a certificate distribution ceremony at the Pakistan Embassy in Kabul.

The Vocational Institute of the embassy has been offering Afghan students short courses in English language and computer for the last two and half years.

About 2,000 Afghan students had graduated from the institute since 2011, he said, highlighting Pakistan’s contribution to the educational uplift of Afghanistan.

Pakistan has executed a number of projects in the Afghan education sector, including Liaquat Ali Khan Engineering University in Balkh, Rehman Baba Hostel in Kabul, Allama Iqbal Faculty of Humanities in Kabul and Sir Syed Post-Graduate Faculty of Sciences in Nangarhar.

Additionally, Pakistan has been offering 3,000 fully-funded scholarships to Afghan students since 2009.

On relations with Afghanistan, Hussain said the two countries shared the same religion, culture and history. He underlined enhanced cooperation in overcoming security and economic challenges.

Kabul Governor Abdul Jabbar Taqwa appreciated Pakistan’s role in the reconstructioninfo-icon and development of Afghanistan. He praised the embassy for arranging training courses.

Later, the ambassador and the governor awarded certificates to more than 300 Afghan students who graduated from the Vocational Institute in English language and computer courses.



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