Ministry of Education (Afghanistan)

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Ministry of Education
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Government of Afghanistan
Headquarters Deh Afghanan, Opposite Kabul Municipality Kabul, Afghanistan
Minister responsible
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The Afghan Ministry of Education (Pashto: د افغانستان د تعليم او تربيې وزارت‎)is responsible for policy formulation, the organization and supervision of education in Afghanistan.[1] Its headquarters is located in Kabul. The current Education Minister is Assadullah Hanif Balkhi, appointed in May 2015.[2] The previous acting minister was Ghulam Farooq Wardak. The Ministry of Education provides a semi-annual report to inform the public of advancements in Afghanistan's education sector.[3]


1. Rasul Amin 22 December 2001 - June 2002 under President Hamid Karzai
2. Yunus Qanuni June 2002 - 31 August 2004
3. Ahmad Moshahed 31 August 2004 - 23 December 2004
4. Noor Mohammad Qarqin December 23, 2004 - March 2, 2006
5. Mohammad Hanif Atmar May 2, 2006 - October 11, 2008
6. Ghulam Farooq Wardak October 11, 2008 – April 2015
7. Assadullah Hanif Balkhi 18 April 2015–13 November 2016 under President Ashraf Ghani


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