Entry test topper faults teaching methods in govt-run schools
HERAT CITY (Pajhwok): Faramoz Rahimi from western Herat province, whotopped last week’s university entry test, aspires to become a doctor and servehis nation.
In an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News, he said he secured 340 out of 360 marks in the entry test and found his way to the medical faculty of Kabul University
With a brilliant track record, the 19-year-old has been a habitual topper form class one to 12th grade. He studied day and night to stay number one in the entry test.
To him, a flawless study schedule and a proper daily routine are the key to success. He worked hard at all subjects from 7thto 12th grade,memorising important points.
He agreed students could rise in life if they pursued their studies in an integrated fashion, avoiding a selective approach and focusing on gaining knowledge.
Interested in becoming a doctor since his childhood, the youngster desired to servehis long-suffering nation. He does not want his countrymen to go abroad for the treatment of common ailments.
Rahimi lashed out at the teaching methodology employed in government-run schools, where adequate attention was not paid to preparing students for the university entry test.
He did not name any school, but said flawed teaching methods in some schools resulted in the decline of student capabilities. As a result, he added, many were unable to pass the entrance exams.
The topper urged the provision of equal opportunities for all students, saying pupils did not have competent teachers in some areas and there were no schools in secure parts of the country.
Dr. Mohammad Rafiq, father of Faramoz, said parents were responsible for the sound upbringing of their children and equipping them with the best possible education.
He asked the government to ensure security across the country to enable children to attend school without any fear. Rafiq saw the promotion of education as an effective engine of progress and prosperity.
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