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    Residents leaving Bakwa in search of facilities

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): Residents of the Bakwa district in western Farah province are moving to other places due to the absence of health and education services, officials said on Sunday.


    2,230 appear in Kandahar entry test

    KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Of the 2,316 registered candidates, 2,230 including 300 girls appeared in the university entry in southern Kandahar province on Sunday, officials said.


    Unfair means alleged in Ghazni entry test

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of candidates and civil society activists on Saturday alleged unfair means employed in the university entry test in southern Ghazni province and called for a thorough probe.

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    Rebel threats force girls to skip entry test

    MAIMANA (PAN): Alleging militant threats, 100 students, including 20 girls, stayed away from a university entry test in northwestern Faryab province, officials said Wednesday.


    Girls rally against missing entry test cards

    GHAZNI CITY (PAN): Girl students of a high school on Thursday staged a protest demonstration in this capital city of southern Ghazni province against the disappearance of cards for a university entry test.


    SCA trains 448 people with disabilities

    KABUL (PAN): The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) on Thursday said it had trained hundreds of people with disabilities, including 110 women, in markets-oriented vocational skills in 2013.


    Ministry apologises over entry test fiasco

    PUL-I-ALAM (PAN): A Ministry of Higher Education delegation arrived in central Logar province on Wednesday to resolve the entry test issue, as dozens of high school graduates staged a protest rally.


    Accord on anti-graft drive in schools inked

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Education (MoE) and the High Office of Oversight and Anti-Corruption (HOOAC) on Tuesday signed an agreement on creating awareness among schoolchildren about corruption.


    First girls’ high school opens in Andar

    GHAZNI CITY: The first-ever girls’ high school has been inaugurated in the Taliban-infested Andar district of southern Ghazni province, officials said on Monday.


    Exams cancelled; new date yet to be fixed

    KABUL (PAN): The Ministry of Higher Education on Saturday cancelled a college entry test in central Logar province as a result of intervention from public representatives and other local officials.