1. Where do you work?
I work for the British Council in Afghanistan.
2. How long have you worked for the British Council?
I have been working here for four years.
3. How much of that has been in the exams team?
4. What do you enjoy most about your job as Exams Manager?
I like and enjoy every part of my job as Exams Manager, in particular I want to help provide opportunities for young people in Afghanistan and delivering exams is a good way to do this. It is very rewarding to see Afghan students take exams and earn 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 exams, Aptis, and a small number of school exams each year.
6. Which areas do you cover?
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 for us is security. Unfortunately, the security situation in Afghanistan is very unstable which leads to exams being cancelled as well as restricting opportunities to expand and grow the business. Security constraints also mean marketing is restricted as we need to keep British Council activities low profile.