Afghan University Teachers Get Pay Raise
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
March 13, 2009
KABUL -- The salaries of teachers and professors at
Afghan universities were officially raised this week,
RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan (RFA) reports.
Afghan Higher Education Minister Mohammad Azam
Dadfar told RFA that the wages were raised by 80 to
100 percent, depending on their qualifications and on
the condition that they do not seek other sources of
He said that university teachers' monthly salaries
will range between $300 and $800 after the pay raise.
The raise was granted in an attempt to improve the
level of education at Afghanistan's 19 universities.
University teachers and professors in Afghanistan
very often have to work a second or even third job to
make ends meet.