AT Kabul: The Acting Minister of Education, Habibullah Agha, has voiced concerns over the declining quality of education in religious schools in Afghanistan. In a statement, he called on the Islamic Emirate and religious scholars to prioritize enhancing the standards of education in these institutions.
Addressing the graduation ceremony of approximately 120 students from Darul-Ulom Imam Abu Hanifa’s 12th and 14th grades, Agha acknowledged the increase in the number of religious schools and the provision of good facilities but expressed worries about the diminishing quality of education over time.
“In my point of view, the quality of education is becoming weaker day by day, although seeking education has become easier. There was a time that students could not find a book,” noted Agha.
Officials from Darul-Ulom Imam Abu Hanifa emphasized their commitment to improving education quality, highlighting that the institution not only teaches religious sciences but also incorporates contemporary sciences.
“In our Darul Ulom, not only religious sciences but also contemporary sciences are taught, so these graduates, in addition to religious sciences, also include students from contemporary sciences, and today about 120 people graduated from this Darul Ulom,” stated Abdulhai, head of the Imam Abu Hanifa Darul-Ulom.
Graduates from the 12th and 14th grades of Imam Abu Hanifa Darul-Ulom urged the Islamic Emirate to provide them with employment opportunities in the country, emphasizing the importance of education and talent.
“There is no equivalency between knowledge and ignorance. So, we must study and be educated. Those young people who are educated and talented, the Islamic Emirate must provide them with work,” expressed one graduate.
Darul-Ulom Imam Abu Hanifa, established in the Bagrami district of Kabul province in 1323 solar year, currently has about four thousand students enrolled to study religious and modern sciences, according to official records.