Theme 1.3 - Improving the Qualifications and Skills of University Staff Members

 

Under this theme, the number of academic staff members who are qualified to at least Master’s Degree level will be substantially increased. Special attention for support will be given to: (a) academic staff from degree programs identified as priorities for economic development; and (b) female academics. Scholarships will target faculty staff of public universities and will be restricted to full-time, regularly employed faculty staff. Cost effectiveness and the quality of Master’s degree programs will be considered when selecting universities for study. Cultural factors in Afghanistan create a preference among many female academics to pursue their postgraduate studies in-country. In such cases, blended formulae will be used where possible, to combine overseas and in-country study in partnership with foreign universities. Scholarship awardees will be bonded by an obligation to work in Afghan universities after graduation. It is expected that at least 300 scholarships will be awarded over the Project implementation period. The program will be organized in parallel with the recruitment of new staff so that the absence of faculty staff pursuing full time study will not create an excessive shortage of teachers. The development of the universities will also require the skills of technical staff, such as laboratory and ICT technicians and librarians, to be upgraded. Under this theme, the MoHE will support the improvement of the quality of university technical staff through suitable short-term skills upgrading programs, organized mainly through the SDCs.

 

Under this theme, Special attention for support is given to academic staff from degree programs identified as priorities for economic development, and female academics. Scholarships target faculty staff of public universities and are restricted to full-time, regularly employed faculty staff.

 

1.3.1: Scholarships for Masters Degrees in Priority Disciplines and sub-disciplines

 

Output:

 

Introduction of lecturers to Mastery and PhD scholarship program.

 

List of Lecturers of Jawznjan University that received Scholarship form HEDP-WB.

Jawzjan University - List of lecturers that received Scholarship from HEDP- WB 2015 to 2020

No

Name

Department

Faculty

Candidate Year

Departure Year

Study Filed

Study Level

Country

Departure Date

Return

1

Naser Jawher

Oil & Gas

Mines & Geology

2015

2016

Oil & Gas

Master

Tailand

Sep 1 - 2016

Aug 20 - 2018

2

Deyana Qarizada

Organic Sythesis

Chemical Technology

2015

2016

Chemical Technology

Master

Malysia

Sep 26 - 2016

Mar-19

3

Najya Karimi

Theorical Mechanic

Construction Engineering

2015

2016

Geolgoy

Master

Malysia

Sep 26 - 2016

Mar-19

4

Muzhda Qaeeam

Descriptive Drawing

Construction Engineering

2015

2016

Technology

Master

Malysia

Sep 26 - 2016

Jun-19

5

S. Ehsan Shamsi

Computer

Education

2016

2017

Computer

Master

Hindia

.2016.

Jul-19

6

Malalay Dadwar

Architect

Construction Engineering

2017

2018

Geolgoy

Master

Kabul Polytechnic - Af

23-Sep-18

On going

7

Sabeya Hussam

Food

Chemical Technology

2017

2018

Chemistry

Master

LPU - Indai

10-Aug-18

On going

8

Muzhda Azizi

Organic Synthesis

Chemical Technology

2017

2018

Chemistry

Master

ISM - Indai

03 - Aug -2018 -

On going

9

Muqaddas Ghani

Physics

Education

2017

2018

Physics

Master

LPU- India

26-Jul-18

On going

10

Friba Farhat

Mathematics

Education

2017

2018

Mathematics

Master

LPU- India

26-Jul-18

On going

11

Sakhidad Mahdyar

Journalism

Social Science

2017

2018

Journalism

Master

LPU- India

26-Jul-18

On going

12

Zarifa Abbasi

خصوصی و جزا

Law

2017

2018

خصوصی و جزا

Master

IIUM- Malysia

29-Aug-18

On going

13

Zeyauddin Qowanch

English Letriture

Education

2017

2018

English Letriture

Master

UTM - Malysia

27-Aug-18

On going

14

Shima Shasawar

Theorical Mechanic

Construction Engineering

2018

2019

Geolgoy

Master

Kabul Polytechnic - Af

Aug-19

On going

15

Deyana Qarizada

Organic Synthesis

Chemical Technology

2019

2020

Chemical Technology

PhD

Malysia

Feb-20

On going

16

Masouda Khairzada

Inorganic Synthesis

Chemical Technology

2019

2020

Chemical Technology

PhD

IIT MADRAS - Hindia

Jan-20

On going

 

 

All necessary data and information of candidates was shared with related department of HEDP- WB.

An APTIS Exam were given in British Council in Kabul and the succeeded candidates introduced to related universities (in the country and abroad) for the mastery & PhD program .

 

Challenges and proposed solutions:

 

Due to the traditional culture of Afghan families, it is very difficult to find female lecturers accept going abroad for master program. Most of the time they have the family restrictions as a number 1 excuse for rejecting the scholarship.

Another problem is, lack of lecturer in newly established departments. However the lecturers would like to candidate themselves for Master program, but somewhat they are not permitted, because if they proceed for the Master Program, then there won’t be any one in the department, and this causes much difficulties and problems in the teaching process.

Also, a number of lecturers do no met the criteria. There are lecturers that their English Proficiencies are not good, in this case they cannot study abroad.

Priority Discipline is another concern, there are disciplines such as Biology, Chemistry, History, Geography, Literature of Parsi – Dari, Pashto, Ozbeki and Turkmani which are not considered a must, and there are no program for most of them in Afghanistan.

 

1.3.2: Short Term Program & Courses for lecturers & Technical Staff

 

Output 3.2:

 

  1. In 2016 & 2017, Tow Lecturers (one male and one female) through criteria and panel decision selected, and after seeing thematic trainings in Afghanistan and Malaysia, appointed as OBE – SCL Champion at Jawzjan University.
  2. In April 2017, Leadership board of Jawzjan University and deans of faculties of Construction & Chemical Technology participated in 3 days workshop and one day conference on OBE – SCL in Kabul, supported by HEDP – WB.
  3. In July 2017, Vice Chancellor for Administrative & Finance, Head of Human Resource and Head of Gender Department participated at 4 days Seminars on Reinforcement of Women’s Participation in Higher Education, supported by HEDP – WB.
  4. 25 to 29th of Nov 2017, 6 lecturers of Jawzjan University participated at AULiA Program at Kabul, supported by HEDP – WB.
  5. 08 to 09 Aug 2018, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (Also head of Quality Assurance and Accreditation) and Quality Assurance Officer participated in tow day’s workshop on Quality Assurance and Introduction of Accreditation Process workshop in Kabul, supported by HEDP – WB.
  6. In 2018, 1 lecturer through interview, selected as an External Pree Reviewer. After seeing thematic training in abroad, he appointed as an External Pree Reviewer, supported by HEDP – WB.
  7. Oct 2018, a female lecturer and OBE – SCL Champion, participated at 3 days’ workshop on Curriculum in Kabul, supported by HEDP – WB.
  8. 21 to 30 June 2019, 4 employee of Jawzjan University participated at Library training conducted in ACKU Kabul University, supported by HEDP – WB.
  9. 14 to 24 July 2019, 9 Lab technicians participated at Lab Maintainance Training conducted at Kabul University, supported by HEDP – WB.
  10. 25 Nov to 6 Dec 2019 a lecturer participated at AULiA program conducted at Hindustan Country, supported by HEDP – WB.