Afghanistan proposes to double the number of its students in Indian and Turkish universities as part of its efforts to boost educational standards in the war torn country, President Hamid Karzai announced.
The number of Afghan students to be sent to Indian and Turkish universities will be raised from 500 to 1,000 this year, and for this the government is increasing the foreign study allocation from USD 5 million to USD 10 million.
“This year we will send 1,000 high school graduate students for higher education to India and Turkey from our government badge. We are thankful of India and Turkey for providing our students opportunities to study in their countries,” announced Karzai. He also encouraged students to learn foreign languages in order to help them excel in the future.