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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 4:30am

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A new $92 million project to improve Afghan higher-education administration and academic standards launched on Aug. 13, officials in Kabul said on Tuesday.

Representatives from the Afghan Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), the Ministry of Economy and   United States Agency for International Development (USAID) contractor FHI 360 signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the University Support and Workforce Development Program (USWDP) project, during an August 13 signing ceremony in the Afghan capital.  

“This represents a milestone in improving the higher education system in Afghanistan,” Minister of Higher Education Obaidullah Obaid said.

USWDP will improve administration and academic quality in Afghan universities by training faculty members and students to international standards, improving the quality and relevance of academic programs, and enhancing the accreditation system within the Ministry of Higher Education.

The project will also support international university partnerships and exchange initiatives to help Afghanistan create a higher education system matching international standards.

Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 4:30am
JALALABAD, AFGHANISTAN- Eighteen women celebrated their graduation from the USAID Women in Government Internship Program in Jalalabad on Wednesday. These women completed six-month internships at either Nangarhar University, the Directorate of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Directorate of Education, the Directorate Public Health, or the Nangarhar High Court. These 18 women are the first group to graduate from Nangarhar province since the Jalalabad program launch in October 2012.
 
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 4:30am
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Minister of Women’s Affairs Ms. Husn Banu Ghazanfar and U.S. Embassy Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 4:30am

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Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 4:30am
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USAID Mission Director Dr. Ken Yamashita and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Obaidullah Obaid attend at the opening ceremony of
Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 4:30am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- Developing and reforming legal education was the subject of today’s historic gathering at the Ministry of Higher Education, where the representatives of Law and Shari’a faculties, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and international donors plotted a course for sustainable education during the 2013 Legal Education Symposium.
 
A graduate receives his certificate after completing a training program in project management, business communications, and job
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 4:15am
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN- A group of 160 mid-level jobseekers received their graduation certificates after completing USAID-funded training programs in project management, and business communications and employability skills. These demand driven programs were conducted in Kabul by the private sector training organization Afghanistan Financial Services (AFS), supported by USAID-funded Afghanistan Workforce Development Program (AWDP).
 

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Last updated: August 21, 2014

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