Afghan Biographies

Mohmand, Farida Mrs. Prof.


Name Mohmand, Farida Mrs. Prof.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1965
Function/Grade Minister of Higher Education acting
History and Biodata

1. Former Ministers of Higher Education:
Danesh, (201001)
Danesh, Minister Designate Higher Education (20100626), no vote of confidence.
Danesh, Acting Minister of Higher Education (2010)
Dr. Mohammad Azam Dadfar (2009-201001), acting Minister till 20120305.
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid (20120305 -20140930)
Dr. Obaidullah Obaid Acting Minister of Higher Education (20141001)
acting Minister of Higher Education Muhammad Osman Baburi (20141209)
Mrs Prof Farida Mohmand (20150418, 20161114 appeached and acting)

Deputy Minister of Higher Education:
Prof. M. Osman Babury Babari, Deputy Minister for academic Affairs (20100119),
Mohammad Sarwar Danish (20100118),
Ass Prof. Dr. Gul Hassan Walizai (20120912)
Financial and Administrative Deputy Ministry of Higher Education: Ahmad Seyar Mahjor, (20170311)



2. Previous Functions:
University professor (20140216)
Minister of Higher Education (20150418, 20161114 appeached and acting)
3. Biodata:
Dr Farida Momand, born in 1965, is from Momandara district of Nangarhar. She studied at Rabia Balkhi High School in Kabul and got a BA in Medicine from Kabul University. She was a professor at Kabul Medical University and was, for some time, also dean of the pediatric department. Since 1995, she was a trainer at the Maiwand Teaching Hospital and also works as a doctor at Kabul Hospital. In 2006, she worked with the Civil Service Commission. In 2010, she seems to have been a candidate for parliament but her name also appears on the list for the 2009 provincial council election in Kabul. In between, somewhere, she was appointed head of the Ministry of Higher Education’s quality assurance department, but, as it says on her Facebook page, “resigned soon.” She did not elaborate on the reasons. Her husband was a spokesmen for the northern alliance when the Taliban took power, which is why the family fled to Pakistan in 1997, returning in 2001. However, rumors are she is backed by Ghani.
Mrs. Professor Farida Mohmand has been picked as Higher Education Minister. (20150321) She was confirmed as Minister by Wolesi Jirga.(20150418)

The Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday dismissed the minister of higher education, Farida Momand, bringing the total to six ministers fired in three days.(20161114)

Last Modified 2017-07-11
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