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70 teachers quit after Taliban replaces Kabul university Vice-Chancellor

KABUL: Around 70 staffs of Kabul University including assistant professors and professors have resigned after Taliban sacked PhD holder Vice-Chancellor Muhammad Osman Baburi on September 22. His position was replaced by a BA degree holder, Muhammad Ashraf Ghairat. However, Ghairat’s appointment as Kabul University the Vice-Chancellor of the biggest university in Kabul has triggered protests on social media.

Currently, Afghans are furious over the new VC of Kabul University who is a young bachelor degree holder after the post was vacated by an intellectual, experienced PhD holder. Kabul University is also the very first university in Afghanistan.

Reportedly, several people including Taliban members have denounced Ghairat’s appointment claiming that there were more eligible people than him.

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Ghairat is said to have been employed in the Ministry of Education in the previous government. He was the head of the assessment body of universities of IEA in the southwestern part of Afghanistan.

Before the appointment of Kabul University’s VC, the Taliban on Monday officially changed the name of another government university in the name of Burhanuddin Rabbani to Kabul Education University.

Burhanuddin Rabbani served as the former Afghan President and is also the founder of Afghanistan’s second-biggest political party.

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