The Kabul University has celebrated the second Round of Master Graduate Degree in Gender Studies and Women's Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences

The second round of Master Graduate Degree in Gender Studies and Women's Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences program was held at the Kabul Serina Hotel, on Wednesday, 19th June, 2019. The Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan;  Honorable Dilber Nazari, Minister of Women's Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Sayer Mahjor Finance and Administration affaires deputy Minister in  Ministry of Higher Education, Mr. Rhee Zha-Hyoung Ambassador of South Korea for Afghanistan, Honorable Professor of Tafsera Hashimi vice chancellor of students affairs, United Nations Development Program Director, Honorable Pohand Gholam Rasoul Bawari  the cultural affiliation deputy  and honorable Ajmal Shahpour of the deputy of the youth affairs in Ministry of Information and Culture, a number of honorable deputies of the faculties, professors, graduates of the faculty, the families of the graduates and a number of other high ranking national and International guests were participated.

 

At the beginning of the program, Mr. Hamidullah Farooqi, The Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; welcomed the guests and to congratulated the students’ graduation from the Gender and Female Studies Department of the Faculty of Social Sciences to them, their families and the scientific community of the country and expressed their success and sincerity.

Mr. Farooqi expressed his pleasure, adding that the Kabul University is proud to have participated in the second round of Gender Studies and Women's Studies of the Social Sciences Faculty, and that as a result of the determined efforts and hard work of students, professors, faculty; the twenty-eight graduates of this program will be offered to the community by the financial, technical assistance of the institutes and institutions involved in this course. The chancellor of Kabul University said that in order for a society to be sustainable, it needs to increase knowledge, and conducting Master's programs, which can be a major step towards the realization of sustainable development and the further increase of specialized knowledge in this field.

Meanwhile, Honorable Mr. Farooqi, considered the Masters in Gender Studies and Women's Studies, and other Master's programs of the scientific institutions as a good foundation for increasing the knowledge and abilities of women and men in building a desirable and legitimate society. He added that; the main objective of the Master's program was to provide a positive change for development in various fields of society. He argued that gender science studies can reveal structural facts in a society from a socio-cultural, political, and economic point of view, and does not allow gender-based social and cultural structures to impede the growth of capabilities and talents.

The chancellor of Kabul University talked about the social role of women and men in the community, provided them with the opportunity they provided to improve their educational background and professional skills, as well as their role to serve the community and the people.

On the other hand, he spoke about the scientific and technical facilities and services of the Kabul University, adding: that the scientific needs of the development and the necessity of the scientific community of the country, the Gender Studies and Women's Studies program; in the first round of 21 graduates and in the second round 28 graduates are presented to the community as a Master level, including 6 men and 22 women.

At the end, the chancellor of the Kabul University, while encouraging the graduates to acquire knowledge and continue their education at higher levels, made them aware of their national and professional duties and responsibilities, and appreciated the financial, technical assistance and cooperation of all institutions and departments, National and International Academies, serves of respected professors and the Social Sciences Department fellows.

Then, Dr. Ahmad Sayeer Mahjur’ the Finance and Administrative deputy of the Ministry of Higher Education congratulated the students graduation from Gender and Women's Studies of the Faculty of Social Science at the Kabul University. He said that the Ministry of Higher Education has, in recent years, taken good measures in the fields of various ways to strengthen the participation of women in higher education institutions. He added that the effective procedures and regulations of the Higher Education institution are noticeable.

Mr. Mahjour pointed out that the Ministry of Higher Education also provided female students with more opportunities to use higher education in institutions and academic institutions, and fortunately the community's mentality in recent years has changed positively in relation to the participation of women in higher education institutions. He said that people are no longer opposed to continuing education in higher education institutions at least in large cities, and they are always encouraged and engaged in the education of their daughters.

In this program, Mrs. Delbar Nazari, Minister of Women's Affairs, Ms. Ree Zha-Hyoung, Ambassador of South Korea to Afghanistan, and Resident and Representative of the UNDP Office, Mr. Abdullah al-Der, also congratulated the graduates from the Gender and Women's Studies of the Faculty of Social Sciences.  The graduates have given each one an opportunity to talk about the role and value of education and training in the country, and highlighted that the presence and participation of women in all fields are extremely important.

In addition; the two graduates of this program also spoke on behalf of other graduates, and they expresses their gratefulness and appreciation and admiration of theirselves and their other associates from all the professors, the leadership of the Kabul University and the leadership of the Ministry of Higher Education, whom are serving honestly on gender equality and development.

The graduation ceremony ended with the distribution of certificates and taking of group photos.