Adeba Karini is studying international law at the first year of the Faculty of Law. She is the first and only Afghan woman who had come to our capital to study at the ENU.
- You did a great way from Afghanistan to Kazakhstan, in all senses of the word. Please tell us more about this.
- In my country, we also pass over exams, like the UNT you have. Successfully passing the tests, I entered the Faculty of Law at Kabul University. During the first semester I learnt about educational grants in Kazakhstan and passed the required documents to the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Afghanistan. Again I passed a series of examinations. And then in 2010 came to Almaty. I studied one year at the Preparatory Faculty of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.
I originally made a choice for the capital and the Eurasian National University. Achieving the goal, I entered the Faculty of Law at the ENU, as considered right to continue my education by the specialty "International law". I plan to stay here for studying a Master degree. After that, of course, I come back to my homeland.
- What was the attitude in your family to the fact that you're leaving for a long time and far away? Afghan girls do not often have much freedom.
- My parents are scientists. The fact that I am here is all their merit. They did everything for me to get a quality education. But there are other families in which women's education is not encouraged. They could be understood too. This is fear for their child which is sometimes forced to study in a dangerous time. For example, on the way to school we often hear the roar of military aircrafts. We have seen how the shells explode near the school. Despite this, the desire to learn never leaves us, because we think about the future.
On the return to Afghanistan, I will do my best in order other girls will follow my example, or go to study in Kazakhstan.
- In your opinion, what are the differences and similarities between the education systems of Kazakhstan and Afghanistan?
- In Kazakhstan, the whole system of education is gradually moving to an electronic format: "Platonus", exams on computers, etc. In Afghanistan, it is not so. Exams we pass orally or in writing. I cannot say that in addition to this there are very big differences.
It would desire that the ENU students appreciate what we have now: internet access, technical equipment, financial security and stability in the country. In Afghan universities, schools there are often lack even pen and paper.
- It seen that you are a goal-oriented person. Probably you have decided where you want to work a long time ago?
- Yes. I have chosen specialty for myself. I will strive to work at the embassy as a diplomat between the two countries, thus contributing to the development of bilateral relations.
- And finally, your wishes and advices for students as a foreign citizen.
- I want to appeal to all citizens of Kazakhstan. Please appreciate what you have. Some people only can dream of this. Make every effort to develop your country!
I wish the young people love and respect their mother tongue much more. It is very handsome and rich. When I become a diplomat, I can show the world that I know the Kazakh language. I think that the Kazakh youth should set a goal to let the world know that there is such a beautiful Kazakh language. Love your land, your country and your language.
Full text of the interview is on the link http://www.enu.kz/ru/info/novosti-enu/35420/.