Afghanistan Institute of Higher Education

Private university shuts door amid women ban and financial struggles 

A Kabul based private university has ceased operating because of financial struggles brought about by low admissions, precipitated by the Taliban banning women form studying. 

Afghanistan Institute of Higher Education (University of Afghanistan) said it could no longer operate and its board has decided to stop suspend classes unless a buyer is found to invest money into it. 

In a statement, the university said:

“The founding board of University of Afghanistan has decided to sell or, if not sold, suspend the university. Therefore, the university will not operate from the beginning of the spring semester of 2023.”

Current students have until March to complete their courses and obtain their diplomas and get them certified by the Taliban’s Ministry of Higher Education.

The Taliban has banned girls to study beyond primary school.