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Yazidi students achieve highest marks in Iraq entrance exams to universities

Despite difficulties in refugee camps, Yazidi students achieved the highest marks on the entrance exams to Iraqi universities.

SINJAR, Iraq — Despite the unimaginable suffering of Yazidis in refugee camps, the results of the baccalaureate exams in Iraq, announced Oct. 7, showed that 25 Yazidis ranked among the top students, with grades qualifying them for medical and engineering schools.

Heba Qassim and Nawaf Elias, two Yazidi students living in a displaced camp in northern Iraq, ranked first and second, respectively, in Iraq.

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