A major ‘promise’ conference was held by Rula Ghani where a number of cabinet members, representatives from civil society and women students participated.
The first lady said the establishment of the university will help girls who are not allowed to study at other universities.
“Building a university for girls is one of the promises of President Ghani that he vowed during presidential campaigns and now we are on the eve of its implementation,” she said.
“Those girls that are not allowed to study at other universities can continue their higher education in this university,” she added.
“The university will be constructed with the assistance of Turkey and will be named Mawlana Afghan-Turk University, the Higher Education Minister,” Farida Mohmand said during the meeting.
The university will be built in Tap-e-Maranjan area in Kabul,” the minister added.
Labor and Social Affairs Ministry Nasrin Oryakhel meanwhile said they will provide employment opportunity for the girls that will graduate from the university.
“As the minister of labor and social affairs we are committed to providing jobs, training and entrepreneurship opportunities for graduates of the university,” she said.
Mark English, the chancellor of the American University in Afghanistan also hailed the decision and said he is ready to support the university.
He said: “The American University always supports anything that is going to advance the education for women in Afghanistan.”
“We are willing to give all of our support in terms of helping develop programs, and helping to increase their resources so that we can get this initiative started,” he added.