Three thousand three hundred fifty Palestinians in Israeli jails began the Palestinian college entrance examination (Tawjihi) on Monday after Palestinian and Israeli officials struck an agreement, the Palestinian news agency Maan reported.
The Palestinian Minister of Detainees and Ex-Detainees Affairs, Ashraf Al-Ajrami, said he met with Israeli prison authorities and secured their cooperation, allowing young Palestinians in Israeli prisons to take the crucial test.
Tens of thousands of Palestinian students take the Tawjihi at the end of their third year of secondary school.
The exam plays a large role in determining whether Palestinians will be accepted by universities.
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