18,000 to be enrolled in private education institutes
KABUL (PAN): Officials at the Ministry of Higher Education on Monday said more than 18,000 students, who failed a recent university entry test, would be enrolled in private higher education institutions.
About 40,000 of the 147,000 students who participated in the test had so far found their way to state-run universities and the rest were declared unsuccessful, the officials said, adding 70,000 would be granted admissions to semi-higher education institutes.
As many as 820 students who secured 275 to 285 marks would pay no fees while those with more than 220 marks would pay 50 percent of fees, the higher education minister told a news conference in Kabul.
Obaidullah Obaid said another 445 candidates, who secured more than 285 marks but failed to be enrolled, would also be referred to state-run universities.
Girl candidates from the provinces that had less than 100 students, had been awarded 15 grace marks, the minister explained.
He said 727 girl candidates would be enrolled in public-sector universities. This will increase the number of successful students to 41,180.
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