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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 3:15pm

Kabul, Afghanistan – Balkh University in Afghanistan today unveiled the country’s first Associate Degree in Business Accounting – part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s (USWDP) first Associate Degree in Business Accounting in Afghanistan in October 2017, with technical expertise provided by the University of Massachusetts in the United States. The two-and-a-half-year degree program offers university-level preparation for specific jobs in the public and private sectors, as well as for those who want to start their own businesses as independent entrepreneurs. The first cohort comprising 22 students, including two women, will graduate in September 2019.

“The new degree program illustrates the linkage between universities and potential employers in the public and private sectors, as well as the importance of this program in educating more Afghan youth in the field of business,” said USAID Deputy Mission Director Jeffery P. Cohen.

 

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