Marshal Fahim National Defense University on Thursday held its entrance exam for new students.
The exam, in which 4,376 students— including 61 females—participated, was held by the national exam committee and the results will be announced next week.
Officials at the university said that 500 students will be recruited this year, ten percent of whom will be girls.
“Our students will study in the university in the eight academies which are very important, and the students will study there professionally for four years. This university has seven non-military faculties and nine military faculties,” said Ahsan Azim, commander of the university
“I have graduated from Zargona High School and I am interested in military medical school. In the past the military medical faculty was not included in the national exam committee and for this reason I am participating in the exam to succeed in my favorite area,” said Nazira Omari, an exam participant.
“I am the first member of my family to apply for the military. My father supports me in my decisions, also my father filled the entrance exam form for me,” said Safia Asas, another participant.
Among the 4,376 students who participated in the exam, about 220 students graduated from military high school.
“I have come from Kunur, I have studied at military school, which is under the authority of the National Defense Ministry, and now I am participating in the exam to continue my lessons at the university,” said Zakirullah Dilsoz, who has graduated from military schools.
“I decided to continue my lessons in the air force and to work with the air force to serve my country,” said Mohammad Husain, who graduated from Sar-e-Pol province.
According to Monireh Yousef Zadeh, the deputy minister of defense, this year the demands for this military university is higher compared to last year and 1,000 more students participated in the entrance exam.
“This shows that there is interest among the youth to come and join the defense forces,” said Yousef Zadah.