More than 200,000 applicants to take university Kankor exam
An estimated 200,000 to 210,000 applicants will take the national Kankor, the university entrance exam, in three phases until June 05, according to the National Examination Authority (NEA).
Doost Mohammad Faizi, the NEA Spokesperson, told Kabul Now that the applicants are currently being registered and verified through biometric machines in 25 provinces. He said that the national university entrance exam will be taken in three phases.
In the first phase, the Kankor applicants from Samangan, Sar-e-Pul, Ghor, Nimruz, Badghis, Farah, Nooristan, Paktika, Daikundi, Zabul, Urozgan, Helmand, Kandahar, Bamyan, Maidan Wardak, Logar, Paktia, Khost, Kapisa, Panjshir, Laghman, Kunar, Parwan, Nangarhar, and Baghlan provinces will take the university entrance exam.
As per the NEA’s plan, school graduates will take the test in the second phase in the provinces of Faryab, Kunduz, Jowzjan, Ghazni, Balkh, Herat, Takhar, and in five regions belonging to Badakhshan provinces from May 20 through May 21.
In the third phase, school graduates from the capital Kabul and its districts will take Kankor from June 04 through June 05.
As per the new decision made by the Ministry of Higher Education, each new school graduate has three chances to try to take the test and win a for-free opportunity of getting higher education at the state-run universities. Previously, each school graduate had only two chances to use.
The NEA Spokesperson, meanwhile, clarified that those Kankor applicants who in the previous exams are not eligible to use the third chance.