JALALABAD (Pajhwok): As many as 14,332 high school graduates including 2792 girls will sit the university entrance test or Kankor that commenced in eastern Nangarhar province on Wednesday.
The test, being conducted by the National Kankor Authority, will last four days. The exam will start at 6 am every day on the campus of Nangarhar University, where officials have assured strict security measures.
Nangarhar Governor Ziaul Haq Amarkhel said 14332 students had registered their names to appear in the entrance test. They included 2792 girls.
Visiting the exam site, the governor asked the participating students to solve the questions enthusiastically, carefully choose the faculty of their choice according to their ability, and also assured about transparency of the test.
He said extraordinary security measures had been place on the university campus and students should not fear any untoward incident.
Prof. Khalil Ahmad Behsudwal, the Nangarhar University chancellor, said all lecturers were cooperating with the National Kankor Authority and will not allow anyone to harm transparency of the exam.
He said the Nangarhar University has the capacity to absorb 4408 students this year.
Qudratullah Ahmadi, head of the delegation appointed by the National Kankor Authority, said that it was their responsibility to transparently introduce talented students from schools to universities.
Ezatullah, one of the students, was satisfied with this year’s exam process, saying a suitable test environment has been provided for them after conducting biometric stages.