AUAF Founder and Lecturer Dr Sharif Fayez Passes Away

Dr Sharif Fayez, the founder and lecturer of Americans University of Afghanistan passed away at the age of 73 on Thursday.

Dr Fayez was the minister of higher education from 2001 to 2007. He was born in 1946 in Herat province of Afghanistan and served as head of the AUAF for its first two years, 2004-2006.

President Ghani also conveyed his condolences for the demise of Dr Fayez and wrote “Late Dr. Fayez, as the former Minister of Higher Education, the chancellor of the American University of Afghanistan, and a brilliant professor, played a significant role in enlightening the society and adorning the young generation of science and knowledge. His services are appreciated and his death is a great loss for the academic community of Afghanistan.

I convey my condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased’s and the academic community of Afghanistan.”

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