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MoFA employees’ foreign language skills being evaluated

MoFA employees’ foreign language skills being evaluated

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Sep 23, 2018 - 18:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said its employees’ foreign language skills were being evaluated to ensure they discharged their duties properly in foreign countries.

For this purpose, the MoFA in coordination with the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) has created a program to evaluate foreign language skills of Afghan diplomats.

A statement from the MoFA to Pajhwok Afghan News said the ministry wanted its employees should have full control over at least one of five international languages, therefore the ministry would take a TOEFL test from its employees until the end of 2018.

A special procedure has been created for evaluation of foreign language skills of the ministry’s workers. Based on the procedure, MoFA employees should be tested according to international standards inside and outside of the country.

To assess English language proficiency, the ministry employees would be tested based on TOEFL, the statement added.

After the test, employees with high foreign language skills would continue their duties, employees with medium skills should attend training courses and should be reexamined for assurance and employees with low language skills would be hired in administrative and services areas, the statement said.

The MoFA and IARCSC have created a program for evaluation of foreign language skills of the ministry employees that would complete until the end of current year.

The ministry recently fired 49 of its employees after failing to provide their educational documents.

Diplomatic employees should have at least a bachelor’s degree according to the Afghanistaninfo-icon diplomatic workers law.

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