The Opening Ceremony of Afghanistan Mines Education Program was held at Kabul University

On Sunday, 11th Sep 2017, Kabul University hosted the opening of Afghanistan Mines Education Program.

The ceremony was organised by the Economists Intellectual Forum of Afghanistan at Kabul University, funded by the GIZ Institute. Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan government, Dr. Sami Noor Director of the GIZ Institute, Pohniar Mohammad Reza Farzam, the Vice Chancelor of the Financial and Administrative Affairs of Kabul University, number of professors of provincial universities and some private university professors were attended.

First, Dr. Sami Noor talked about the plans and the importance of investing in mines, adding that previously such training programs were set up in foreign countries, especially in Germany, but because of some of the problems, we wanted to host this program in Afghanistan. Luckly, Kabul University in cooperation with the GIZ Institute supported such an educational program.

Subsequently, Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan government, welcomed the guests and participants in this training program and said: " Germany as a best supporter of Afghanistan has always been trying to play a key role in this country, especially in the field of improving the capacity of our country's cadres".

He added, "In the current situation, Afghanistan should not lose any opportunity in the field of capacity building, which is one of the key opportunities that is now being offered to us and is working to create and promote these conditions".

Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University has identified having access in mining is one of the ways to comeover of economic problems in the country, and considered solving this problem is possible through educational opportunities in this field.

Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University, considered one of the major factors that influenced the weakening of economic values ​​and inefficient management of mines, the lack of specialized capacities, and acknowledged that holding such training programs not only for the exploration and exploitation of mines, but also for the sustainability of development Economics and Environmental issues are also of great importance and through this program, experts will bring more mines to the community.

The training program will take 40 days to be delivered by specialized professors in this field.