The top three passers of Kankor exam (center) stand bright along with government officials as they pose for a photo at Wolesi Jirga on Monday, Sep. 28, 2020 [Photos: Wolesi Jirga Press Office]

KABUL, Afghanistan – Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, praised the top three passers of national university entrance exam (also Kankor), after hosting them at a ceremony in his office Monday morning, said Wolesi Jirga Press Office in a statement.

Shamsea Alizada, graduate of Asif Mayel High School; Nematullah, graduate of Hakim Naser High School; and Mohammad Mojtaba from Dogh Abad of Kabul City on third place accordingly sparked attentions of thousands of people locally and internationally with a breakthrough despite ongoing threats of coronavirus.

According to the statement, Rahmani offered a certificate and a token of appreciation to each student from the address of the Wolesi Jirga and Rahmani Foundation, which was warmly welcomed and accepted.

Rahmani’s initiative came days after the National Examination Authority (NEA) announced Alizada topped the Kankor exam with 355.182 points, standing tall among thousands of other students throughout the country this year, which got global attention for her untiring efforts despite challenges and limitations for women in Afghanistan.


  • Muhammad Arif Sheva holds a B.A degree in Journalism from Int'l Peace Leadership College Rizal, Philippines. Sheva works as an editor and content writer for Khaama Press.