By Akhtar M. Nikzad-KABUL: The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on Sunday announced the results of Kankor (university entrance exam).
Around 58,317 students have found way to public universities and 40,696 applicants succeeded in securing seats in the semi-government higher educational institutes. Totally, 200,000 students appeared in the university entrance exam in March. “Nearly, 51,458 applicants will get admission in private universities with appropriate discount,” said Farida Mohmand, Minister of Higher Education.
She said that 22,933 students failed the entrance exam. Around 2,000 applicants were disqualified due to problems in their educational credentials and 16,000 candidates failed to appear in the exam.
The minister claimed that the entrance exam was transparent and no powerful individual was involved in the process, adding that more female students would pursue studies in universities this year as compared to the past.
“The higher education ministry has decided to make the university entrance exam professional. Students will have to pass two rounds of Kankor. First round will be general and the second round will be professional,” she said.
According to the minister of higher education, successful students will not have the right to change their study program.
Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Executive officer Abdullah Abdullah congratulated the successful candidates and asked the failed students not to be disappointed but prepare for the coming entrance test.
He said that the government would try to provide jobs to the fresh graduates through private sector in the country.