Message From The CEO

Ahmad Jan Popal

The Founder & CEO

If you’re an educational professional who are looking to progress into management and consultancy, or an educational planning or development role, this is the best university for you.

The Message

The decades old conflict in Afghanistan has denied the country any developmental opportunity it could get in almost every way. As one of them, the country has stayed far behind in the area of providing quality education especially higher education. Helmand which is one of the furthest provinces from the capital was deeply affected by the inaccessibility and slower flow of knowledge. The people had to travel to other major cities and provinces to access higher education as there was no higher education available for years. The struggle and cost of acquiring higher education far from their homes made it impossible for everyone to get. The altruistic drive to make quality education available to the youth of Helmand province had been long in existence.  It remained an idea to bring excellent and affordable higher education in defiance of political instability and conflict to a province that was denied higher education for decades in the form of a full-fledged university. The founder took it upon himself to make the needs of the people of Helmand as his very own to and personally feel the struggle they have to go through to get quality higher education until the time of its realization arrived on [24/04/2012]. The inauguration of Bost University became one of the many steps taken toward bringing higher education of genuine quality to the door steps of the youth of Helmand province.

The realization of a vision, no matter how big, can be achieved through a combination of smart planning and certain calculated choices. Long term strategic planning and investment requires the ability to think in equally long terms. The social and political situation of Helmand province was hardly encouraging when we made the decision to invest, we are glade we did. The decision was not rationalized strictly based on profitability estimates. The bigger part was the passion and desire to give back to the society. The fact that BU is thriving and delivering beyond expectation is simply a fortunate product of our effort. Our financial independence is an instrument for our sustainability and expansion.

It is part of our grand plan to enhance the methods with which the current curriculum is taught. Continuous efforts to improve and refine our teaching techniques contribute to our adaptability to the evolving paradigm of modern education. A place for new and open thinking was deliberately established in our administration. We read international trends and project our preparations accordingly. We are shaping our education systems according our strategies. Change is expensive and hard to achieve but we are poised to deal with challenges sooner than later, because we believe in preemptive action and taking control of events that are critical to the university.

Giving back to the society is a prime example of our commitment to the same society that helps sustain the university. It is our unwritten policy to give back in a considerable degree. Bost University currently offers several free education programs such as complete English and Arabic language learning programs, Driving license programs, Health awareness, Pashto literature, Basic literacy programs, Exam preparation and many forms of tutor classes.

One of the core commitments of Bost University is to make quality higher education accessible and affordable to people from all backgrounds by preparing many different academic programs. Our constant endeavor is make higher education available by providing continuously updated courses with help of enriched infrastructural facilities such as well-equipped laboratories, rich library, well maintained and technologically up to date classrooms, excellent administrative structure and E-learning.

BU is absolutely apolitical and takes no part in any form of politics. BU serves the community without any form of discrimination. We take measures against any activities and actions that could lead to BU not being one hundred percent free of politics. We shall remain pure and independent in all aspects of our existence.

It is a gratifying experience and honor for the founder to know that thousands of students have attended and gone through the portals of Bost University to establish themselves in successful positions of society in different fields of work. Under the scope of its founder, the university puts special emphasis on fostering the fundamental values of academic freedom and university autonomy, equitable access to higher education, appreciation for divergence of opinion and freedom from political interference, ethics and integrity at all levels within the institutions and in relation to all stakeholders in the wider community.