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Insecurity: Many Helmand students miss entrance exam

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Insecurity: Many Helmand students miss entrance exam

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Feb 10, 2016 - 16:01

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Only 60 percent of high school graduates on Wednesday appeared in the university entry test (Kankoor) in southern Helmand province, officials said.

More than 2500 students completed high school Helmand this year but only 1062 of them sat the exam due to security reasons, provincial educationinfo-icon director, Abdul Matin Jafar, said.

“Most of the students could not participate in the Kankoor test only for security reason,” he said.

Currently, Musa Qala, Nawzad, Deshu and Baghran districts are in control of Talibaninfo-icon.

However, Governor Mirza Khan Rahimi said there were also some other issues preventing students from participating in the entry test in addition to insecurity.

According to Rahimi, this year they took strict measures to prevent irresponsible individuals to entering the exam venue.

In total 1062 students, including 76 girls, participated in the exam and they had already tasked a delegation with ensuring transparency in the exam, a representative of the Ministry of Higher Education, Asadullah Aminzai, said.

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