Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, This university was created about nine months ago in response to the closure of educational institutions by the Taliban administration, led by Abdul Farid Salangi and other professors, to continue girls’ education in an accessible manner.
Officials of this university state that they currently have 14,000 students enrolled in 14 different academic disciplines.
Adela Zamani, the university’s Vice Chancellor, said in an interview with Khaama Press News Agency, “The number of applicants is high, and for now, we are providing education to 14,000 students in 14 faculties as a standard.”
Ms. Zamani adds that the university’s professors teach inside and outside Afghanistan, with 450 instructors teaching various subjects.
However, Women’s Online University officials believe that the only suitable option to mitigate girls’ educational deprivation is distance or “online” education.
Zamani says that while online classes cannot fully replace in-person education, they aim to maintain girls’ connection to the academic environment. Hence, they remember the importance of knowledge. They also have plans for capacity-building programs to keep girls hopeful about their future.
Mohammad Ramin Alkozai, one of the professors at the Engineering Faculty of the Women’s University, compassionately teaches engineering subjects to help girls excluded from traditional education.
He adds, “I prepare visual course materials and make them available to students, and we have online sessions twice a week.”