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President praises Afghan robotics team’s gains

President praises Afghan robotics team’s gains

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Jul 31, 2018 - 17:12

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has directed the construction of a school with focus on science and robot-making, a statement from the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.

The president issued the directives during a meeting with two members of the Afghanistaninfo-icon robotics team at his office.

Roya Mahboob and Fatema Qadera --- members of the Afghanistan robotics team, during their meeting with the president explained their strategy for construction of a separate science school to the president.

They urged the president to provide support in construction of the special science school.

They also shared information with the president regarding their recent international competitions held in the US, Mexico and other countries and said that the team of Afghanistan earned fair positions in these competitions.

The president welcomed their plan for creation of a separate school and tasked Abdul Wahid Qatali, head of the Presidential Administrative Affairs, Nadema Sahar, head of the technical and professional studies and Javed Rasouli, head of the Central Statistic Organization, to cooperate in provision of required technology for the school.

The president hailed the robotics team’s performance and added more science schools needed would be built in provinces.

The Afghan girls robotics team took home a top prize at Robotex, Europe's largest robotics festival and placed 114th overall (higher than the teams from the US and UK) in competitions in the US and received a medal for “courageous achievement.”

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