As US pullout nears, anxiety over future of universityThe Washington Post.
In many ways, the university embodies the type of country that the United States set out to build a decade ago; some still hope that it will endure as a pillar of the legacy of America’s longest war. Yet, as US troops prepare to end their combat mission in Afghanistan, there is a foreboding about the future on this campus, and a sense that the school may not survive as the incubator of talent and entrepreneurship that Washington sought to create.
Long-term funding for the university is uncertain, and many students have come to see their degrees as a ticket out of Afghanistan. The country could be headed towards another civil war, said Sayed Mansoor Afzali, vice president of the student government association, who crammed a four-year degree programme into three – determined to graduate by the end of 2014.
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