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Senators concerned on Kankor results

Mon Mar 26, 12:13 pm

Many Afghan senators on Sunday expressed concerns over the failure of a number of students in the university entry tests (Kankor).

According to the senators, the issue has increased unemployment in country and the failures could join the Mafia or anti-government armed groups.

Meanwhile, Obaidullah Obaid, the Minster of Higher Education said the ministry tried its most to set successful the participants in order to have way to the universities.

The Ministry of Higher Education, in coordination with the Ministry of Education sought to enroll about 60, 000 Kankor participants in semi-higher educational institutes related to the Education Ministry, Obaid said.

He added the ministry strived to increase the capacity for enrolling the Kankor participants into the universities up to 75 percent which will be an incomparable figure in the region.

The officials of Higher Education Ministry rejecting any fraud while holding of university entry tests (Kankor) stressed the transparency during the exams.

The Kankor results were announced on Thursday. According to statistics provided by the Ministry of Higher Education, overall 140, 000 school graduates attended the Kankor exams. Among these participants, only 40,000 of them could make their ways to the universities for the higher studies, 60,000 to the semi-higher institutes while the remaining others were announced fail.

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