The results of mass recruitment exams for teacher and grades 5 and 6 civil servant positions in 20 provinces were announced. The applicants who took the tests in Uruzgan, Paktika, Panjshir, Khost, Zabul, Sar-e Pul, Laghman, Nimruz, Helmand, Wardak, Kandahar, Logar, Badghis, Farah, Jawzjan, Samangan, Faryab, Baghlan, Bamiyan and Kapisa provinces can look for their results on the websites of the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission (IARCSC) and the Ministry of Higher Education. The results of mass recruitment exams in other provinces will also be released soon.
Mass recruitment tests for teacher and grades 5 and 6 civil servant positions began to be taken three months ago starting in Nangarhar province followed by 31 other provinces thus far. The exam for Balkh province will be administered in the current week. This will soon be followed by the exam in Kabul province.
Ahmad Nader Nadery, the IARCSC Chairman, said, ‘The Commission launched this process three months ago and the results were announced after the relevant stages had been followed. The successful applicants will see the results of their hard work. They have qualified for the next stage on the basis of open competition and their own merit. They are thus indebted to none’.
On women’s participation in the mass recruitment exams, Mr Nadery stated, ‘Fortunately the process has seen good participation from women. The IARCSC estimates that women will constitute over 50 per cent of those who passed these exams’.
Around 280,000 people had applied for 17,700 teacher and grades 5 and 6 civil servant positions, of which over 225,670 applicants were deemed eligible to take the tests. Applicants for grades 5 and 6 civil servant positions will be recruited in the areas of administration, economy, education, engineering, archaeology, policy and planning, technical affairs, physical education, audit, information technology, law, religion, agriculture, public relations, public health, animal health, finance, human resources and monitoring and investigation. Applicants for 8,700 teacher positions will be employed in the fields of public education, Islamic education, teacher training and technical and vocational education and training.