Computer Lab Launched in Kabul University’s Male Dormitory

For the first time, a fully equipped computer Lab and internet use service for students of Kabul University’s Dormitory. The Chancellor of Kabul University; Vice-Chancellor of Finance and Administrative Affairs of the University, Ministry of Higher Education officials, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ATRA) officials and IT and Dormitory staff of Kabul University on Saturday 15th of Sep 2019 were attended in this Computer Lab launch.

Chancellor of Kabul University and Advisor of Chief Minister in Higher Education Affairs of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan; at the opening of the Center at the Information Technology Center (ITCK) of the University, welcomed the presence of the guests in opening the important center, he said, it is a proud to open and operate the center for Afghan students, including those living in Kabul University, to provide valuable research, education and connectivity to the world in a way that is open to all Afghans, their research problems and academic needs. The university has gotten closer to its high academy goals.

Mr. Farooqi reminded of developments such as changing curriculum, revamping the curriculum, providing educational opportunities and building more capacity for university professors, and providing authoring and translation of scientific work in the country's higher education administration, establishing Internet access centers in universities; specially in Kabul University which had been planning and co-operating with the (ATRA) Office for more than two years, considered it an important and useful step and benefited from the efforts of the Ministry of Higher Education's financial and administrative oversight and the Ministry of Higher Education's IT efforts. And thanked the Telecommunications Regulatory Office (ATRA).

Desiring to pursue other educational and academic programs, Mr. Farooqi urged officials at the university to pay close attention to the proper preservation, care and use of students from this center so that the problems and needs of students can be fully resolved. Mr. Farooqi also proposed the development of this program for the Kabul University Female Dormitory by the Ministry of Higher Education and the Department of Higher Education of (ATRA), asking them to provide further services to the Kabul University Female Dormitory, which is part of the University's development plans which will provide their assistance as soon as possible.

In addition, Mr. Farooqi, also raised the organizational dilemma of the center as the Ministry of Higher Education, demanding that the proposed staff for the center will be hired as soon as possible and report to the university.

Dr. Ahmad Seyar Mahjour, Deputy Minister of Finance and Administration of the Ministry of Higher Education, as the other speaker, said that about a year and a half ago, the Ministry of Higher Education signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Services Regulatory Authority (ATRA), on 27 important and useful projects in the ministry. Fortunately, we are now seeing one project after another, one of which is the inauguration of this computer lab in Kabul University’s dormitory. Mr. Mahjour promised on behave of the Ministry of Higher Education that an internet service center will be established for the girls' dormitories of this university and other provinces so that the girls be able to use the internet services to meet their scientific needs. He thanked the efforts of the Directorate of (ATRA), the head and officials of Kabul University for the creation of the center.

Vice Chancellor of Financial and Administrative Affairs Seyed Milad Hashemi addressed the meeting and described the activities and plans of the department, adding that the department's efforts to work on projects for 26 other government agencies, including Bamyan, Kandahar, Nangarhar and Badghis universities, are continuing. Fortunately, the Ministry of Higher Education, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Public Health are paying close attention to this issue.

Then, Mrs. Shukria Jamal, head of information technology at the Ministry of Higher Education, also spoke about the plans of the department and the Ministry of Higher Education regarding internet services with universities.

At the end of the event, a number of stakeholders involved in the process of completing and implementation of the project received a letter of commendation from the Kabul University, then the computer lab center at male dormitory officially launched.

Remarkably, the center, located at the Male University of Kabul, is equipped with 80 high-speed Internet-connected computers, capable of serving more than 1,000 students a day, and serving all students.