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Mediothek Nangarhar Celebrated International Students' Day

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18 November 2017
Community and media center Nangarhar (Mediothek in Nangarhar) organized an event on 18th of November 2017 to mark the International Students' Day.
More than fifty male and female students of various private and state-run universities, academic institutions, schools and private education institutions, educators, experts, officials and authorities participated in the event.
“This is an unprecedented occurrence in this region, no one has paid attention to this very important day, but happily Mediothek Nangarhar is marking this crucial day” says Professor Massoud Nikbakh, Head of Literature Department of Nangarhar University, “and it is good news for all of us.”
Professor Massoud Nikbakh added that this should not be a mere celebration of the day, but a day of renewing our commitment to studying hard and serving our people and our country through education and also renewing our commitment to improving conditions for students across Afghanistan.
Experts at event argued that students across Afghanistan grapple with challenges of various forms and degrees and the only constructive and practical way to deal with the challenges and find reasonable solutions to the challenges is to discuss and share views about the problems and this event is the right approach forward.
Students expressed that such events give them a chance to voice their problems and challenges in an open atmosphere and hear from government and educational institutions’ authorities about their programs and plans for improving conditions for students.  
 An Associate Professor of Nangarhar University said that the International Students' Day is not a symbolic day to come together and congratulate each other, but an opportunity to come together and discuss practical ways of improving education conditions for students and I would like to thank Mediothek Nangarhar for organizing this event.
Mediothek Nangarhar coordinator, Mohammad Dawoud Wafa said in this remark that improving the conditions of education for students as well as improving quality of education and finding practical solutions to the challenges facing students are some of the most central aspects of our work in Mediothek Afghanistan concerning youth education and the young generation of Afghanistan.  
“Mediothek Afghanistan has been working with experts and officials for more than one and half decade now to improve access to education and find solutions to the challenges of students, and most of our efforts are focused on organizing and facilitating events such as this one to enable communities to discuss about their challenges” added Mr. Wafa.
Khan Wali Khan a student thanked Mediothek Nangarhar for organizing the event, “we as students have lots of challenges but rarely get a chance to discuss them in such open platform, “added Khan.
The event was generously supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.