The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Thousands recruited in technical and vocational education training center in a year

KABUL: During the government accountability program to the nation, head of the Technical and Vocational Education Training Department said Wednesday that 55,652 new graduates were recruited in technical and vocational education centers through a transparent entrance exam process. Mawlawi Ghulam Haidar Shahamat, head of Technical and Vocational Education Training Department of the Islamic Emirate, was quoted by Bakhtar News Agency as saying, that the department provided official technical and vocational education in the vocational schools and institutes.
He added that it provides post-baccalaureate degrees in various fields for students in the center and provinces, and also, provided short-term vocational training to raise the level of education for factories and the labor market.
He said that 64,000 students are engaged in technical and vocational training in this department and after the victory of the Islamic Emirate by launching the entrance examination in which 60,000 students participated, 55,652 students were sent to technical and vocational training centers in the center.
650 people after technical and professional training graduated from teacher apprenticeships and vocational courses and were recruited into the labor market, he added.
According to him, the department has provided special education for the blind and deaf, which has facilitated transportation for them.
He said the department was able to restore the office’s printing press, adding that with the restoration of the printing press, 20,000 testimonials were printed.
He added that tools and equipment of the office costing 13 million dollars have been preserved in one year more than 38 million Afghanis were collected and added to the Ministry of Finance account. The head of the Technical and Vocational Education Department said that the department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with five domestic and foreign institutions to improve the quality of education, based on, an important step has been taken in the management and improvement of curriculum quality.
He said that the Department of Technical and Vocational Education has launched important meetings with the UNICEF office, the European Union, GIZ, the Women’s Foundation, and Norwegian council for Immigrants.
He mentioned authoring 11 book titles, designing 124 textbook titles, and printed 188,800 book covers and 65,000 textbooks among the achievements of the department in one year.
He said that in one year two projects including two buildings, have been exploited in Bagrami district and Kabul.
According to him, the department plans to send the graduates to Saudi Arabia to work in that country, adding the department also plans to open a professional education university and build 5 technical and professional education complexes in the center and provinces of the country, after the cabinet approval.
Masouda Qarizada

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.