Planning Has Begun For Afghanistan’s First Women’s University

Preparations are underway to build the first women’s university in Afghanistan!

Credit: Garryknight, CC

Credit: Garryknight, CC

In the city of Kabul in Afghanistan, the government is preparing to set up its first women’s university. The progressive step forward was unveiled by the country’s first lady, Rula Ghani, on January 20th.

In a press release, Ghani shared that the institution would be established in the near future and that preparations are underway.

She said:

“Building a university for girls is one of the promises of Mr Ghani that he vowed during presidential campaigns and now we are on the eve of its implementation. Those girls that are not allowed to study at other universities can continue their higher education in this university.”

Dubbed the Mawlana Afghan-Turk University, the school will be built in a joint effort with Turkey, officials relay. Its inauguration date has not yet been released.

According to Farid Mohmand, the Minister of Higher Education, the university will be built on around 47 acres of land in Tapa-e-Maranjan area of Kabul.

Mark English, president of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF), commented:

 “The American University always supports anything that is going to advance the education for women in Afghanistan. We are willing to give all of our support in terms of helping develop programs, and helping to increase their resources so that we can get this initiative started.”

No further information is available at this time.

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