UAE university in Afghanistan opens

March 23rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by admin  

Khost (Afghanistan), March 23 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened a university in eastern Afghan city of Khost to help Afghan students pursue higher studies, WAM news agency reported. Some 3,000 Afghan students will be offered seats in Sheikh Zayed University, which opened here Saturday.

The university has been set up on a generous grant provided by former UAE president Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Hamdan Mussalam Al Mazroui, chairman of the UAE’s General Authority for Islamic Affairs, inaugurated the institute.

Built at a cost of $4.8 million, the university will offer courses in medicine, engineering, agriculture, technology, Islamic studies, arts, literature and education.

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