Hamidzai, Amanullah Prof. Dr.
|Name||Hamidzai, Amanullah Prof. Dr.|
|Date of birth||1947|
|Function/Grade||Chancellor Kabul Education University|
|History and Biodata||
Prof. Dr. Amanullah Hamidi Amanullah Hamidzai (20120930, 20121029)
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Hamidzai, now an American citizen returned to the university where he taught during the 1960s and 70s as a young doctor, said the Afghan health care system during that time was “completely like Europe. It was very good.”(20060323)
In 2004, the Afghan government asked him to return to Jalalabad to rescue his old college. He soon found the dangers that drove him away still very much present. Armed groups, angry at his efforts to shield the campus from politics, tried to assassinate him, including planting a land mine by his home and putting a poisonous snake in his room. Later, he moved on to the Educational· University chancellor´s· job in Kabul, the capital.
Hamidzai is said to be weak and political leaders ignored his views. No one understands whether he to Kabul from his comfortable life in Maryland. There he owns a property 400.000 US $ worth. "It was my emotion," Hamidzai said, shaking his head. "I am stuck now. I can't live without this university."
Hamidzai, an American citizen who recently returned to the university where he taught during the 1960s and 70s as a young doctor, said the Afghan health care system during that time was “completely like Europe. It was very good.”(20060323)
Amanullah Hamidzai is married to Zainab Hamidzai. They have a son Ilyas who is living in the USA.
It originally served as the Teachers Training Centre in the 1990s, awarding Bachelors degrees to its students in fellowship with UNESCO. During the presidency of Burhanuddin Rabbani, it developed into the Institute of Pedagogy, and was given the status of higher education institute and transferred to the Ministry of Higher Education. It was given an official charter as a University in 2003.
President Hamid Karzai´s decision to change the name of Kabul Education University to the Martyr of Peace Professor Burhanuddin Rabbani University. More than two weeks of peaceful protests over the renaming have all but shut down the university, a teacher-training institution with 7,000 students, the second-largest college in Kabul. “Seventeen days of peaceful protests, that’s a record in Afghanistan,” said one of the student leaders, Aziz Rahman.(20121018)
Hamidzai said he “abstains” from giving a view on the new name, although he did note that Rabbani had never set foot on the university campus. He said that the President had proposed a compromise that would allow all four class years now at the school to get their diplomas and other documents in the old name. “It’s a good compromise,” he said.(20121029)