The Afghan Ministry of Higher Education is the Government ministry that is in charge of regulating, expanding and developing Afghanistan's institutions of higher education. It is responsible for the training of teachers and for establishing a national higher education curriculum as well as special education programmes, in-service training, and promoting further education for university faculty members. It also develops partnerships with international universities, organises seminars and conferences, ensures that residential accommodation is available for students and teachers of universities and provides expertise and training in accounting and management procedures and in computer literacy. On January 2, The National Assembly voted down the candidate minister that President Hamid Karzai had selected, Dr. Obaidullah Obaid. His second candidate, Muhammad Hashim Esmatullahi was voted down on the 16 January. Since then, Dr. Sarwar Danish functioned as acting minister, even when he was formally presented to the National Assembly and rejected on 26 June, 2010.