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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) has announced results of 1396 entrance exam. From among 169,000 students participating in the exam, 60629 have been passed to government higher education institutions, 31629 others passed to government semi-higher education centers, while more than 55,000 others introduced to private higher education institutes.
Every year, a large number of students are passed to higher education institutions and tens thousands others annually graduate from various departments of government and non-government higher education universities. This process is continuing and still has negative and positive outcomes, but unfortunately due to lack of a standardized statistic center to analyze the number of those entering the universities and those graduating from universities, most of cultural, political and economical disorders are kept hidden.
The positive aspect of the process is that we face annually with a large number of new cadres graduating from different departments of higher education universities as cultural and educated generation of the country can play key role in enduring development process of the country and bring changes in modality of the country’s future and financial investment.
Today most of knowledgeable figures believe that the investment of knowledge or human force in making wealth is more important than only making investment. From thin point, when most of members of a society are educated and professional, it means that the society is rich from point of human force and can lead social order towards a better future and improve social life dimension.
The main concern in this regard is that how can we direct this valuable resource’s talents, knowledge and capabilities to the right direction? It is important to make use of knowledge of the educated individuals, otherwise knowledge without using it will not open any ways towards enduring development. We are facing with such problem in our country. First, higher education institutions in our country are very weak and not suited with international academic standards as most of those graduating from these institutions cannot be considered as professional and higher educated.
Secondly, current vague security, political and economic situation in the country has seriously cut down the facility of making use of professional human cadres. When other issues as discrimination, nepotism and other types of corruption add to the above problems, working environment for most of educated and professional figures can be limited in offices.
Thirdly, administrative structure, laws and mechanism for deployment of individuals in government organizations have blocked entering of new educated generation to government organizations.
Thus, we are facing today with educated generation but unemployed and rate of unemployment will further increase in coming years and in the meantime, its negative outcomes and issues will get more serious too.
Lailuma Noori
 

Sunday July 30, 2017

Kabul (BNA) The Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) on Saturday announced this year’s university entrance test results (Kankur), declaring more than 147,000 examinees as successful, BNA reported.
MoHE acting minister Abdul Lateef Roshan told a ceremony for the results announcement that some 169,000 candidates across sat the 1395-1396 solar year university exam, with nearly 147,000 made it to universities. Raza son of Ewaz, a student from Abdul Rahim Shaheed High School of the capital Kabul, topped the exam by scoring 344.248 marks while Akhtar Mohammad s/o Chaman Ali from southern Ghazni grabbed second position with 342.6 marks. Zabihullah s/o Rahmatullah from Kabul finished third with 342.53 marks.
According to him, around 60,625 successful students would be granted admission in public sector universities and about 31,639 students would be introduced to semi-higher education institutes. More than 55,266 students would be absorbed in private higher education institutes either against discount or free of cost.
Roshan said about 47,000 students (equivalent to 33 percent) who took the exam this year were girls and more than 99,000 (67 percent) were boys. He said 21,999 individuals had failed in the test.
According to MoHE, the lowest marks in Kankor were 150 and whoever obtaining this figure were declared failed.
Roshan said this year the entry test process had been more transparent as compared to previous years, thanks to the biometric system, which was used for the first time in the test.
Ahmad Javed Rasooli, general director for MoHE exams, said migration from one faculty to another or one province to another was seriously unavailable.
He said last year as many as 2,222 violations were recorded but the violations were reduced to 110 this time due to reforms in the exam.
Gearing complaints from students would be started from today (Sunday) until next week, he concluded.
 

Saturday, July 29, 2017
Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar and a visiting Turkish delegation led by deputy foreign minister Sedat Onal discussed management of the Afghan-Turk schools and bilateral ties, a statement said Thursday.
The statement from the Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said Atmar and Onal also conferred on Turkey’s cooperation with Afghanistan in economic and security sectors.
Atmar said Turkish forces’ cooperation with Afghanistan as part of NATO’s mission was appreciable and a clear sign of friendship between the two countries.  Onal said Turkey supported every effort at stabilizing Afghanistan.
Both the sides also discussed the quality and management of the Afghan-Turk schools and stressed creating joint scientific programs for Afghan students studding in the schools.
Onal supported the Afghanistan-led Kabul Process initiative and said such forums were important for regional security and stability.
Both the sides stressed increased cooperation between states in eradicating regional threats.
Yarzada

Monday, July 24, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Ministers of justice and higher education were tasked based on approval (2) of Afghanistan cabinet to amend and finalize draft regulation of remuneration for entry test committee’s members under direct supervision of vice president Mohammad Sarwar Danesh and suggestion of higher education ministry.
Based on the cabinet ratification, a session was held at vice president office to discuss the remunerations of the committee’s members.
In the session, financial issues, modality of members of the committee, ways of work, check and entry of test papers and areas in which the regulation would be implemented were discussed. After delivering visions and suggestions by members of the session, the draft was finalized. It is worth mentioning that the draft has been prepared in three chapters and 20 articles for acceleration of the entry test process, further transparency and encouragement of members of the entry test committee.

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