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60,000 hopefuls pass varsity entrance exam

AT-KABUL: Ministry of Higher Education declared on Wednesday results of 2018 university entrance exam, proclaiming that over 60,000 hopefuls had qualified to be enrolled in state-run universities and higher education institutions nationally.

A total of 175,698 hopefuls had registered to pass varsity entrance exam this year, said higher education minister Najibullah Khwaja Omari, out of whom 158,589 had participated.

Over 60,000 of candidates, 13,933 (%31.5) of whom are female,have passed the exam and will be registered to study in governmental higher education institutions across the country, he remarked.

The highest score was 353 out of 360 which belonged to Tahmina,a hopeful from Kabul and a graduate of the Afghan Turk High School. Ranked second and third were respectively Mohammad Emad from Herat and Mukhtar from Bamyan.

According to the ministry,a large number of students got the high marks, but due to wrong selection failed to find way to governmental universities, so they will be eligible to the private universities and institutes.

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