Ministry of Higher Education (Afghanistan)

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Ministry of Higher Education
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Afghanistan
Headquarters Karta-4-Chahar Kabul, Afghanistan
Minister responsible

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.[1] 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.


Name Term Notes
Sharif Fayez 22 December 2001 – 23 December 2004
Amir Shah Hasanyar 23 December 2004 – 22 March 2006 Previously Member of Educational Council of Kabul University
Mohammad Azam Dadfar 22 March 2006 – January 2010 Previously Minister of Refugees
Obaidullah Obaid 2 January 2010 Nomination rejected by the Wolesi Jirga
Muhammad Hashim Esmatullahi 16 January 2010 Nomination rejected by the Wolesi Jirga
Sarwar Danish January 2010 – present Acting Minister, nomination not approved by the Wolesi Jirga
Obaidullah Obaid February 2012 - April 2014
Farida Momand April 2014 - present dismissed by Wolesi Jirga in November 2016

See also[edit]

Higher education in Afghanistan


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