”Being a UNICAF MBA student and a Student Adviser, gives me the opportunity to understand the challenges, concerns and questions of applicants in my country”
Sadaqatullah Sadiq, Student Adviser at the UNICAF Call Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan
Being a UNICAF MBA student and Student Adviser, gives me the opportunity to understand the challenges, concerns and questions of applicants. Commencing studies in a partially unstable country comes with its unique challenges but also opportunities.
Afghanistan’s economy is slowly recovering and the demand for highly qualified professionals that are ready to step into tomorrow’s management positions is growing.
My most challenging task is to explain the concept of online education and what UNICAF is all about to Afghanis. People in my country have had so far access to traditional education facilities mainly, and need to understand how UNICAF can enable individuals, who are either unable to travel to a university location, or have full time jobs, to study for a university degree. Many families rely on one income only. People supporting their family with their salary cannot give up their job and relocate to attend university, or pay the additional expenses for accommodation, study materials and transportation.
Afghanistan’s infrastructure has suffered over the past decades; however, internet connectivity is widespread and people can utilise UNICAF’s state-of-the-art Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), from registration day until their graduation.
My goal is to help establish UNICAF as a credible provider of quality higher education in Afghanistan, offering quality Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees that are affordable (thanks to the generous UNICAF Scholarship Programme), and flexible (thanks to 24/7 access to study material, tutor guidance and interaction with fellow students around the world via the Virtual Learning Environment).