Ministry of Higher Education (Afghanistan)

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Ministry of Higher Education
Persian: وزارت تحصیلات عالی
Pashto: د افغانستان د لوړو زده کړو وزارت
Agency overview
JurisdictionGovernment of Afghanistan
HeadquartersKart-a-4, Kabul, Afghanistan
Minister responsible

The Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (Persian: وزارت تحصیلات عالی‎, Pashto: د افغانستان د لوړو زده کړو وزارت‎) 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 programs, in-service training, and promoting further education for university faculty members. It also develops partnerships with international universities, organizes 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]


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 – ? Acting Minister, nomination not approved by the Wolesi Jirga
Obaidullah Obaid February 2012 – April 2014
Mohammad Osman Babury April 2014 - April 2015 Acting Minister
Farida Momand April 2015 – 14 November 2016 dismissed by Wolesi Jirga in November 2016
Abdul Latif Roshan 22 June 2017 – 22 November 2017 Acting Minister[2]
Najibullah Khwaja Umari 22 November 2017 – 22 May 2019 Acting Minister. Approved by Wolesi Jirga in December 2017[3][4]
Abdul Tawab Balakarzai 23 May 2019 – 13 Sep 2020 Acting Minister.
Abas Basir 13 Sep 2020 – till Date Acting Minister.[5]

See also[edit]

Higher education in Afghanistan


  1. ^ History Ministry of Higher Education
  2. ^ Kakar, Javed Hamim (2017-11-22). "Acting Minister for Higher Education Roshan steps down". Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  3. ^ Ahmadzai, Mohammad Asif (2017-11-22). "Umari new acting higher education minister". Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  4. ^ "Afghan MPs approve 11 cabinet picks, rejects the only female minister-designate". Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "Dr. Abas basir start working as Minister of higher education".

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