Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Media Release Service

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Pajhwok Mobile App

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Balkh University launches associate degree in business accounting

Balkh University launches associate degree in business accounting

By
On
Feb 13, 2018 - 17:36

 KABUL (Pajhwok) The Balkh University in Afghanistan has unveiled the country’s first associate degree in business accounting – part of a program supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), according to a statement on Tuesday.

 USAID launched the University Support and Workforce Development Program’s (USWDP) first associate degree in business accounting in Afghanistan in October 2017, with technical expertise provided by the University of Massachusetts in the United States.

The two-and-a-half-year degree program offers university-level preparation for specific jobs in the public and private sectors, as well as for those who want to start their own businesses as independent entrepreneurs. The first cohort comprising 22 students, including two women, will graduate in September 2019, the statement says.

“The new degree program illustrates the linkage between universities and potential employers in the public and private sectors, as well as the importance of this program in educating more Afghan youth in the field of business,” said USAID Deputy Mission Director Jeffery P. Cohen.

Decades of conflict in Afghanistan have slowed the country’s economic growth and development. But over the past few years, Afghanistan has experienced considerable improvements, despite ongoing challenges of lack of quality education, poor infrastructure, and violence. USAID and USWDP are working with 11 public universities across Afghanistan to develop similar programs that offer market-based skills and knowledge.

Balkh University Chancellor Professor Mukamel Alkozai said, “Establishing the Business Accounting Associate Degree is vital to producing a skilled workforce to meet the needs of the market of the northern region of Afghanistan. Business professionals will now prepare themselves for a career through this degree program at Balkh University.”

 nh