I am from Afghanistan, a country where I believe that education is THE ONLY option IF its people want to survive and bring lasting peace to their homeland. My passion with education and working with academia, during the past few years, led me to CIE where I believe I can earn food for thought to consume during the rest of my life in the development of education and higher education sector.

 

When I was privileged to work in the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) in my country, I came to realize how we badly need professional minds and education practitioners to develop, run and implement higher education policies/programs. My work at MoHE (2009) and recently with the Higher Education Project (HEP) and University Support and Workforce Development Program - USWDP (2013 – 2015) was full of challenges, learning lessons, and wealth of experience to grow as an educational practitioner. During these recent years, I realized the needs and gaps in the Afghan higher education system within MoHE and public universities which is all about the absence of quality. I have witnessed the rapid quantitative growth of higher education in Afghanistan during the past 15 years but there is still a long way to go for Afghan education to reach the quality which every developing nation wants for its education systems and universities.

 

I believe CIE is the right place for me to learn theories and best practices in education development. During my professional life I realized that I was missing some of the tools required for success as a professional practitioner – both theory and practice.  I am very excited and feeling very privileged and proud to have the opportunity to do my Master’s in International Education.  With the experienced and honored professors at CIE and in the College of Education, I believe, I will have a terrific start to my graduate studies here.

 

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M.Ed.
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CIE Graduate