By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in a virtual meeting with officials of the Ministry of Higher Education yesterday morning exchanged views over the e-learning platforms and education systems, a statement from the presidential press office said. Abdul Tawab Balakarzai, Acting Minister of Higher Education said around 250,000 university students can primarily take advantage of this digital platform, which covers all standards and criteria entailed in the contemporary education, according to the statement. He added for the plan to be implemented, it requires budget allocation as well as reduction in the price of internet. Ahmad Masoud Latif, Head of the Student Affairs of the Higher Education Ministry talked over the technical aspects of the plan and called for cooperation of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Central Statistics Organization to transform it from concept to reality.
President Ashraf Ghani said he would commend the experts having worked on the plan by awarding them with state medals, the statement added. The president described the concept as an educational revolution once implemented and asked the acting minister of Higher Education to estimate the budget required for its implementation.