Afghan Biographies

Munir, Noorullah Mawlawi

Name Munir, Noorullah Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Minister of Education
History and Biodata

1. Former Minister of Education:
Rasool Amin (20011222-200206)
Yunus Qanooni (200206-20040831)
Ahmad Moshahed (20040831-200412)
Noor Moh. Qarqeen (20041223 -20060302)
Hanif Atmar (200603),
Dr. Farooq Wardak (20081022-20140930) confirmed for second term by Wolesi Jirga (20100103),
Dr. Farooq Wardak acting Minister (20141001)
acting Minister of Education MoE Muhammad Asef Nang (20141209)
Dr. Asadullah Hanif Balkhi (20150418, 20160522, 20161113 impeached and acting)
Mohammad Shah Ibrahim Shinwari, nominated (20171123)
Dr. Mirwais Balkhi, acting (20180319, 20190107)
Sheikh Mawlawi Munir Nurullah (20210911)

Deputy Minister of Education:
Deputy Minister for Administration and Finance: Sulaiman Kakar Muhammad Suleman Kakar (20100222),
u/i Function: Mohammad Sidiq Patman (2006, 20110326)
Deputy Minister of Islamic studies affairs: Dr. Shafiq Samim (20111018)
Deputy Minister of Education for Technical Evaluation: Sarwar Azizi, (20100809), Muhammad Asif Nang (20101228)
Asadullah Mohaqiq (20141013, 20170101)
Ministry of education’s deputy, Dr. Mohammad Ibrahim Shinwari (20171111)
Deputy Minister of Education Abdul Hakim Hemat (20220329)


Ministry of Education Spokesperson:
Abdul Ghafoor Zafarani (20110324)
Kabir Haqmal (20150607)
Mrs. Noria Nazhat (20181214)
Aziz Ahmad Rayan (20220322)

Director of the Infrastructure Services Department;
Mohammad Reza Radyar (20110325)

Director of Secondary Education:
Dastgir Moneer Dastagir Monir Dastagee Munir (20110325)

Deputy Minister of Education: 
Mawlawi Sakhaullah (20211005)
Maulvi Saeed Ahmad Shahidkhel (20211122)

Director of foreign relations at the education ministry:
Daud Haqqani (20210911)


2. Previous Function:
Minister of Education (202100907) acting

3. Biodata:
Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir has invited criticism after a video of him shared on social media shows the Taliban Minister questioning the relevance of higher education.  "No Phd degree, master's degree is valuable today. You see that the Mullahs and Taliban that are in the power, have no Phd, MA or even a high school degree, but are the greatest of all," Sheikh Molvi Noorullah Munir is heard saying in a video. (20210907) Nurullah said the first is what sort of education is suitable for Afghan children, with two themes emerging: education must be guided by Islamic sharia and promote what the Taleban refer to as melli aw eslami rohiya (a national and Islamic spirit). (20220201)


Last Modified 2022-03-30
Established 2021-09-08