'Staff resign, 2020 tweet on journalists': Rumors over Ashraf Ghairat's appointment as Kabul University vice-chancellor

23rd Sep,2021

'Staff resign, 2020 tweet on journalists': Rumors over Ashraf Ghairat's appointment as Kabul University vice-chancellor


The Taliban-led government fired Vice Chancellor Mohammad Usman Babri and replaced him with Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat, according to a report by the Khama Press News Agency late on Wednesday. The Khama Press News Agency reported late on Wednesday that 70 teaching staff at the prestigious Kabul University in Afghanistan had fired Vice Chancellor Mohammad Usman Babri and replaced him with Mohammad Ashraf Ghairat. Usman resigned from Babri and holds a PhD, while Ghairat holds only a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Khama Press reports that Ghairat was part of the Ministry of Education in the last Afghan government and headed the evaluation body of the Islamic Emirate Universities of Afghanistan in the southwestern part of the country. His appointment as Vice-Chancellor of Kabul University created a storm on social media platforms as people were outraged at the young Ashraf Ghairat and established Babri as the head of the best and first university in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, the university said that Ghairat was only a vice-chancellor and that the highest office could be changed at any time. Many people, including some from Taliban, condemned the decision, saying there were more qualified people than Ghairat. A tweet from the new Taliban chancellor of Kabul University: A spy journalist is more dangerous than a hundred Arab (local police / paramilitary). I doubt their faith in stopping journalists from being killed. Paper Boy. Get involved with the media, ”wrote Sami Mahdi, a journalist and lecturer at the University of Kabul on Wednesday on a microblogging site. Amid widespread criticism, Ashraf Ghairat shared a series of tweets urging his critics to inquire about him and his educational background. "Do I have a bachelor's degree? Yes, I graduated from KU's Faculty of Journalism in 2008. Do I have enough experience to run KU? Have done.