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Above 14,000 appear as entry test begins in Kabul

Above 14,000 appear as entry test begins in Kabul

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Jul 05, 2018 - 18:32

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thousands of high school graduates appeared in the first round of the university entrance test beginging  in Kabul on Thursday.

The test was organized in Kabul Medical University, Kabul Polytechnic University and Kabul Educationinfo-icon and Training University today.

Speaking at a press conference here, Najibullah Khwaja Omari, higher education minister, said the 1396-1397 solar years entry tests first began from Logar, Panjsher, Badghis and Nimroz provinces on March 29.

He said that the number of examinees at morning and evening shifts numbered 58,000 in Kabul.

Omari added students’ biometric was recorded twice, first time before the exam and then on the exam day for prevention of fraud. The result of this year’s entry test would be announced until August 1, he said.

In the first phase of the test today, more than 14,000 students including around 5,000 of them girls participated.

In the second phase on Friday, a similar number of students would take part.

According to MoHE officials, third and fourth phases of the exam would be held in near future.

Farida and Kamila, two students who attended the exam today, asked the government to ensure full transparency in the entry test.

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