University entrance exam kicks off in Kabul

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The university entrance examination, or Kankor, was launched on Thursday in Kabul with nearly 30,000 students participating, according to officials.

Abdul Qahar Khamosh, the acting head of the National Examination Authority, said that the results of the exam will be transparently announced.

“The examinations were launched in four universities at the same time. Nearly 34,000 people participated in these examinations. The examinations were held in two rounds. 14,500 people were in the morning and more than 14,500 people participate in the afternoon,” he said.

Kabul was the last province to launch university entrance as the government decided to to hold the test for 33 provinces in one round.

Javidullah, one of the participants of the university entrance examination, said: “When I was a child, I hoped to become an engineer. Now, I hope to be selected for this field.”

“The university entrance examination was better this year compared to the years before,” said a participant.

The university entrance examination segregated male and female students.

Some of the students expressed happiness in taking the entrance examination.

The results of the examination will be announced within the next one or two weeks.

“I have prepared a lot. I am very happy that I got the chance to take the examination,” said a participant.

Nearly 140,000 students took part in the university examination this year.

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