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MoHE to present university entrance test policy to parliament

Mon Apr 02, 2:53 pm

The ministry of higher education will present the university entrance test (Konkor) policy after they have finished their review, officials of the ministry of higher education said.

Many in Afghanistan have criticized the failure of many young students in the university entrance test in last few years. The low capacity the ministry of higher education is the main cause of the failure of most students to get admission in universities.

The Afghan senate summoned officials of the ministries of education, higher education and Labor, Social, Martyr and Disabled Affairs to brief the house in this regard.

The ministry of higher education is trying to get admission for those candidates who obtained 290 marks in the recent university entrance test, the minster of higher education Obaidulah Obaid said.

While talking to the senators, the minster of higher education said, “The ministry is going to present the university entrance test to the parliament after being reviewed”.

Meanwhile, the deputy education minister Muhammad Asif Nang said, “For 70,000 candidates who secured entrance exam marks at specific levels, the ministry of education will get admission in semi-higher education institutes”.

The candidates from Kabul must secure marks of 240.  Male candidates from other provinces must secure marks of 170.  Female candidates who secured 160 marks will get admission in semi-higher education institutes, he added.

Meanwhile, Amina Afzali, the minister of Labor, Social, Martyr and Disabled Affairs said, “The ministry offered vocational training to about 5,000 people in annually”. The candidates who failed in the university entrance test can apply for these trainings, she added.

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