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Changes in new entry text exam policy suggested

Changes in new entry text exam policy suggested

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Jun 10, 2015 - 21:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A grand meeting organised by the Ministry of Higher Educationinfo-icon in Kabul on Wednesday agreed on a number of changes to a newly drafted university entrance test policy, an official said.

University lecturers, lawmakers, officials from education, education, womeninfo-icon’s affairs, healthinfo-icon ministries and others participated in the meeting.

Abdul Azim Noorbakhsh, the Higher Education Ministry spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News the ministry presented a draft policy on the exam to the meeting participants, who approved the draft after suggesting some amendments.

He said the meeting stressed students should be prepared for the exam after 9th grade and  the Education Ministry should revise the curriculum after every five years and academic year should commence simultaneously throughout the country.

They also suggested a cut in the number of entry test centers, where the exam should take place at the same time. They called for a ban on changing centers, the spokesperson said of the discussions at the meeting.

He said it was decided to increase the entry test fee from 220 afs to 400 afs and ban all electric devices in exam centers and prevent influential people from interfering in the exam affairs and allowing no one enter the exam centers without permission from the concerned authorities.

He said the recommendations would be shared with the official concerned for their approval. He said the revisiting the exam policy would help solve all the existing issues in the test system.  

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