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1100 Somali Students Take Exams, Competing for University Scholarship

Today 1100 Somali students sat for exams that will win the top 25 percent a full scholarship to universities in Pakistan, Jordan, Sudan, and China.

The Somali Minister of Education reported that these 1100 Somali secondary school graduates took the exam in Nairobi, Addis Ababa, and Mogadishu at precisely the same time this morning.

One Somali test-taker told VOA that he has high hopes that he will score in the top 25 percent. This scholarship program, funded by Somali initiatives and businesses, will provide a great opportunity for the winners.