Achieved Date
1845days in power
number of days to accomplish
Reform university entrance exam system (Kankor examinations)
Socioeconomic Development
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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Promise Background
In his pre-election campaign manifesto, President Ghani committed to fundamental reforms in Afghanistan’s university entrance exam system: “University entrance exam must be fundamentally reformed so that the best talents of our country are enabled to enter our higher education or be able to take advantage of foreign scholarship opportunities. To this end, one of the most fundamental steps is that starting from primary school, the education system must be organized in such a manner that conditions are created for the even-handed and comprehensive growth of all talents of society. University entrance exam also must change from the way it is conducted in the provinces so that the possibility of using force or the influence of local power holders is prevented. University entrance exams must be organized to take place in adjacent provinces and the questions must be prepared in a standard manner, with thorough supervision and care so that the university entrance exams take place with the necessary transparency and soundness. Methods that are compatible with electronic supervision and evaluation must enter the university entrance exams so that the citizens’ trust in the soundness of them is fully secured.” (Change and Continuity: A Manifesto)

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Policies and procedures for reform in the Kankor examination system developed and implemented
  • 2. University entrance examinations conducted according to the reformed system

No official reports on progress towards this promise have been recorded.