Afghan Girl with Highest Marks Exam

A young Afghan girl has gained the highest mark in the country’s national university entrance exam, beating 225,000 other applicants . It is a notable achievement in a conservative society like Afghanistan’s, where many families will not allow their daughters to pursue further education after they finish school . Shohreh Ghaderi told BBC Persian’s Harun Najafizada that living in relatively peaceful Balkh Province – and the support of her parents and siblings – enabled her to secure a place to study medicine at Kabul University.

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