Raja Ahmadzia, a student at Faiz Muhammed High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan walks home from class 3 December 2016. Raja lives only a few kilometers from school and walks back and forth everyday. He wants to be a doctor when he grows up so that he can serve Afghanistan. He believes that the end of year assessments are crucial to his success and the success of other students because it is useful to know his position and what he needs to study to improve. The exams are used by the teachers to assess the previous year and to rank students and to assess progress towards the UN Global Education goals.  Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

Girls wait for the teachers to make announcements to the student body at Faiz Muhammed High in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan on 11 November 2016. The district is home to a number of IDPs (Internally Displaced Persons) and Faiz Muhammed High school is the only publicly funded school in the area. The school serves over 7,000 students and is also a co-ed school.  On 11 November 2016 the teachers made announcements about final exams and how they would be distributed. Arete /Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

A teacher prepares to distribute the results from the end of year examinations outside in an open air classroom at Faiz Muhammed High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan on 5 December 2016. The first batch of exams had been reviewed and the results  were shared with students on 5 December 2016. The exams are used by the teachers to assess the previous year and to rank students. The exams will also be used to provide accountibility in school and ensure that Global Education goals set by the UN are being met. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

A teacher hands out the results from the end of year examinations inside a class room at Faiz Muhammed High School on 5 December 2016. Faiz Muhammed has 7000 students half of which are female. The first batch of exams has been reviewed and the results of which were shared with students on 5 December 2016. The exams are used by the teachers to assess the previous year and to rank students. The exams will also be used to provide accountibility in school and ensure that Global Education goals set by the UN are being met. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

Muhammad Rezza a student at Faiz Muhammad High School in Districit 13, Kabul, Afghanistan poses for a photo in his home on 4 December 2016. Rezza has been studying and preparing for his exams on his own and studies by himself when he is home. Rezza is an only child and his father is not educated. His father makes money by driving trucks occasionally. Rezza walks 5km to school every morning and then studies at home for a 2 hours per day. He wants to grow up to be a translator and loves practicing his English. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores /  UNESCO

Female students at Faiz Muhammad High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan take their end of year assesments on 26 November 2016. Faiz Muhammad High School has 7000 students, 3500 of them are female. The exams will also be used to provide accountibility in school and ensure that Global Education goals set by the UN are being met. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

A teacher at Faiz Muhammad High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan collects text books and prepares his class for the end of year assesment on 26 November 2016. Faiz Muhammad High School has 7000 students across all grade levels, including 3500 female students. However, the school only has 2000 textbooks. Each classroom also has an average of 55 students per 1 teacher. As the teacher took roll students sat anxiously waiting for their end of year exams to begin. The exams are used by the teachers to assess the previous year and to rank students.  Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

Gamila Rassagtr, 17 years old and a student at Faiz Muhammed High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan poses for a photo on 3 December 2016. Gamila is one of 4 sisters and her parents want her to be educated. She dreams of becoming a pilot. She has been in first position at Faiz Muhammed consistently and hopes to continue to be first. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

A teacher inside the "Library" in one of the four buildings that make up Faiz Muhammad High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan on November 26 2016 and describes the how the books are collected and stored. When the text books are collected at the end of the year they are stored in this dusty room. There are currently 7000 students attending Faiz Muhammad High School however there are only an estimated 2000 text books. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores /UNESCO

A girl displays the results from her end of year assesments on December 5th 2016  as other Students gather outside in an open air classroom of Faiz Muhammed High School in District 13, Kabul, Afghanistan on 5 December 2016 and hold up the results from their exams. The first batch of exams has been reviewed and the results of which were shared with students on 5 December 2015. The exams are used by the teachers to assess the previous year and to rank students. The exams will also be used to provide accountibility in school and ensure that Global Education goals set by the UN are being met. Arete / Ivan Armando Flores / UNESCO

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