1. Where do you work?
I work in British Council Afghanistan.
2. How long have you worked for the British Council?
I have been working in BC for the past 4 years.
3. How much of that has been in exams?
4. What do you enjoy most about your job as ‘Exams Manager’?
I like and enjoy every part of my job as the exams manager, in particular I enjoy serving motivated Afghan youths and delivering exams is a good way to do so. I enjoy watching young Afghan students take exams and get admission to foreign universities and make their future.
5. How big is the Exams team in your country?
The exams business is rather small in Afghanistan. We deliver around 5,000 exams including IELTS, Professional, Aptis, and a small number of school exams each year.
6. How many towns/cities do you deliver in in your country?
Due to security reasons, we only operate in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, however, we are planning to expand our operations in other major cities of Afghanistan in the future.
7. What is the biggest challenge you’re facing at the moment?
The biggest challenge has been the security for us. Unfortunately, the security situation in Afghanistan is very unstable and bad resulting in exams being cancelled as well as restricting us to expand and grow the business. Due to security constraints, we are not allowed to do a lot of marketing activities as we need to keep BC activities low profile.