ISLAMABAD: An eight-member delegation of the Higher Education Ministry of Afghanistan visited the Higher Education Commission (HEC) and several other educational organisations on Monday.

The Afghan delegation, headed by acting Minister for Higher Education Alhaj Molvi Abdul Baqi Haqqani, included deputy Minister for Academic Affairs Dr Lotfullah Khairkhaw and Chancellor of Kabul University Dr Osama Azizi.

According to an official, HEC Executive Director Dr Shaista Sohail welcomed the delegation’s members and briefed them on key initiatives and different programmes of the higher education regulatory body.

The delegation also visited the National Vocational and Technical Training Commission and the National Curriculum Council (NCC).

According to an official of the education ministry, the delegation also met Director General of Religious Education Maj Gen Qamar and the chairman of the National Rehmatullil Aalmeen Authority. The delegation members were briefed on the objectives of these institutions.

The official said that all these organisations offered their full support to Afghanistan for improving its education sector.

He said Pakistan and Afghanistan have been enjoying brotherly relations and the former would provide its full support to the Afghanistan government, adding that Pakistan is also planning to offer scholarships to the Afghan students for higher education.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2021

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