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University entrance exam kicked off in Kabul

AT-KABUL: The first round of the university entrance test was kicked off Saturday in Kabul universities, followed by the exams held in the provinces.

Minister of Higher Education Farida Mohmand said that 43,000 high school graduates had enrolled for the test, but 45,000 ones were expected to attend in Kabul province.

The minister told newsmen that entrance exam was conducted in Kabul University, Polytechnic University, Kabul Medical University, and Education University.

“To ensure transparency of the process, the ministry of higher education takes examination of 45,000 students in five rounds,” she said.

She added that the exam was completed in 33 provinces in which 155,000 high school graduates attended.

The minister acknowledged that 85,000 attendees would be admitted in the universities and 60,000 in semi -higher education institutes.  “In the first round, 8,664 students participated in the exam that 3,607 of them were girls,” she mentioned.

According to the minister, the university exam process would continue for two weeks and the results would be announced on April 4th.

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