The Chancellor of Kabul University Participated in an International Conference on Ending Slavery and Extending Hope

International Conference on Ending Slavery and Spreading Hope on the initiative of the Bayat Media Center, by Professor Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs; Mr. Geoff Tooth ambassador  of Australia  in Afghanistan; Mr. Ehsanullah. Bayat Chairman and Founder of the Bayat Media Center, Mr. Jane Morris Executive Director of the Walk Free Foundation, Jaip Van Heiden, and a number of other political figures participated in the two panel discussions (one on confession) and the other; Strengthening, expanding development and empowerment (employment, ideas, education, and protecting the community from abuse).

Mr. Farooqi, presented in the second panel on the goals and mission of Kabul University to solve problems and provide solutions for employment and education, he said that Kabul University as a scientific and academic institution has a specific strategic and national perspective, which is to provide education and high quality services to the students and youth of the country, and its mission is to provide the ground for access for all gender segments of society to higher education opportunities. Kabul University has always strived to provide students centered learning, science-based, benchmark-based, market-oriented learning outcomes that enable early entrepreneurship, according to statistics from the institution's 100% graduates each year 8% graduates attracted to the market outside the center and about 15% inside the institution and are recruited to work and study through communication and coordination with governmental and non-governmental institutions and sectors.

Kabul University's and Higher Education Sector's commitment to develop and expand programs to provide better higher education opportunities. Mr. Farooqi said, the Kabul University, for the first time in 2017, has formed a committee called the Curriculum Central Compilation Committee. The purpose was to examine the needs of the labor market and to arrange the curriculum according to the need of the market so that it could solve a number of problems in the labor market by teaching a criterion; to produce a good and productive output. At the same time, in order to grow and enhance the capacity of the faculty, staff and students of this institution, we provided internships and opportunities for national and international academic and specialized institutions to grow and encourage them to contribute to their positive and useful ideas. To use this curriculum and useful programs for better educational and enlightening opportunities.

Which questions are useful and necessary to develop protection for victims in countries? Responding to 'Large Nations Developed by Large Education Systems' Mr Farooqi responded that he considered lack of access to facilities, insecurity and low income a major challenge for Afghan job seekers, saying there was so much attention. The quality of primary and secondary education in the country is not met by children. We see great challenges in the field of higher education, which is a major obstacle for having a large and better education system that draws more and more attention on the quality development of primary and secondary education to reach to this goal. The Kabul University for understanding these challenges and for the protection of victims, therefore, this university is known as a great institution in the country to meet these requirements and needs. 

At the end of his speech, Mr. Farooqi addressed the great challenges facing higher education and its solution, saying that quality education comes not from poor quality books but from poor quality educators, teachers and professors, which unfortunately has yet to be addressed. There is not much attention paid to training and capacity building across the country. That from 6200 university professors in Afghanistan 10% have PhD, this has made the country a productive labor and employer education system. He has given serious consideration to capacity building for professors, working on excellent research and changing the curriculum to market-oriented and industry-oriented materials to meet the country's labor market, and on the one hand; the role of these professors has been highlighted in this regard. The investing in physical resources and on the other side, the attention of the private education sector to quality instead of unprofitable reputation as a strategy and reinforcement of an efficient and useful educational system and solving the challenges facing this field in the country. He also considered the fundamental and primary way to improve the quality of higher education and government institutions in gaining independence from public higher education institutions and freeing them from bureaucratic disasters, lack of sufficient funding and facilities, and lacking the necessary decision-making powers in institutions.

It is worth to mention that the Video clips of this international conference have also been made available on the websites of these institutions through the media of the Bayat Media Center and are available to those interested