The Afghan government has signed a major deal with the British Council in Afghanistan to begin training over 16,000 teachers in the country. This is designed to help facilitate the country’s move towards offering an English language university curriculum.
“We are very pleased that the British Council is able to support the future generations of Afghanistan and we are happy and committed to support these educational programmes,” Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai said. “English as a medium requirement at schools will create many more opportunities for our students in Higher Education.”
Just two years ago in July 2011 the British Council offices in Kabul were stormed by the Taliban leaving 12 dead.