Almost 30,000 individuals attended the exam for 3,000 teaching posts in Kabul under the new reform policy introduced by the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC).
Addressing an event on the launch of the exam, the IARCSC chief Nader Naderi said more than 280,000 people had applied for 18,000 government posts across Afghanistan from which, 15,000 have successfully made their ways to their favorite posts in the administration.
At the same event, President Ashraf Ghani said the nation does not tolerate corruption in education sector as it will threaten Afghanistan’s next generation.
Ghani said Afghanistan belongs to all Afghans and that no Afghan citizen is superior than other compatriot.
But, during his speech, Ghani lost his patience over two officials of the IARCSC – Zia Abdulrahimzai and Basir Chakari, who were in the front row.
“I need your attention,” Ghani said as he pointed to the two officials. “If you have another work, you can leave this hall. I don’t know what your businesses are that you cannot remain patient for two minutes. You should be an example for others. An example of ethics for others. If you want to say something, come here and say it.”
Meanwhile, acting education minister Mirwais Balkhi pledged to take solid steps towards boosting the quality of education in Afghanistan and promote transparency in hiring process teachers.
“The administrative reforms commission will appoint good teachers based on their merit, knowledge and commitment,” Balkhi said.
The Higher Education Minister Najibullah Khawja Omari meanwhile vowed to add more transparency to hiring process in his ministry.
Omari said the process of biometric of and distribution of forms for the test has been completed and that no visible challenge was seen during the process.
One participant of the exam, Freshta, said she hopes that the process will complete with transparency and justice.
“I hope that the process will move forward with fairness as they are pledging so that candidates can get their favorite jobs and that the employment is assigned to those who deserve it,” Freshta added.
Back in January, IARCSC announced that it has registered over 225,000 candidates who will compete for about 18,000 positions in government institutions nationwide.