Aziz Orya


Organization: UNESCO Education Unit
Location: Kabul, Afghanistan
Year: 2010

MRP/Thesis abstract:

Private Higher Education In Afghanistan: Exploring The Process Of Commodification of Higher Education

This study explores the role of private higher education in commodifying higher education in Afghanistan. Informed by a qualitative research approach, this study explores two private higher education institutes in Kabul, Kardan and Rana, mainly utilizing such research methods as semi-structured interviews, a focus group discussion, reviews of official and public documents and websites, and informal observation. The study concludes that Kardan and Rana have commodified higher education and that they have legitimized the pursuit of a commodified and market-driven education.