David Sedney, acting director of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) on Monday said a large number of students have returned and that the university will officially reopen on Tuesday with strict security measures in place.
“Tomorrow the lessons will start normally. We have started admitting new students from the 25th of March and more than 70 new students have joined us,” he said.
A number of AUAF students who were injured in the attack on the university said targeting academic institutions cannot prevent them from continuing their education.
Rahmatullah, a student who was injured in the attack has come back to attend his seventh semester to get his bachelor’s degree.
“I think the attack on the AUAF was a mistake, because I have not seen anything against Islam or a particular group in this university. Till now I have not been told anything against Islam or a group,” Rahmatullah said.
A third year political science student, Nargis, said students have returned to lectures without worrying about terrorists.
“My message to terrorists is that education always wins. They cannot stop education,” she said.
Currently more than 700 students are enrolled at the university of whom 75 have joined this year.