The Assembly of the Republic approved the carrying out of national exams to improve the internal classification in secondary education, a possibility that was not foreseen in the scope of the exceptional measures due to the pandemic.
The Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) is scheduled to organise the high school graduation exam in two phases if the COVID-19 epidemic develops in a complicated manner, in which the first phase will take place on July 7-8 as planned while the second phase will be held for F0, F1, F2 candidates in isolated areas.
Grade 12 exams, known as Thanaweya Amma, will be held electronically, but there will also be a printed question paper available for students in order to avoid sudden technical problems that might arise, such as power cuts or problems that could appear on the exam’s platform.
Education Minister Ziya Selçuk announced that schools will reopen. On June 7, in-person education was also started in all secondary and high schools two days a week. The semester will end on June 21, but “remedial education” will continue until July 2, despite widespread opposition among educators.
Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood announced that students who choose to defer their upcoming Cambridge examination of May/June - due to the rise in pandemic - could switch to October/November cycle with the same fee paid earlier.
More than 400,000 students will be invited to receive their Covid-19 jabs, with priority given to secondary and pre-university students in graduating cohorts, the Ministry of Education (MOE) announced.
The Chamber of Deputies will probably not ask the government to enact the possibility of official school-leaving examinations for this year. Ex-minister of education Kateřina Valachová (ČSSD) rejected a proposal to deal with graduation examinations again. Valachová justified this by the fact that the Minister of Education Robert Plaga refused to comply with the wishes of the lower house to allow official school-leaving examinations by ministerial decree.
Fears about the reliability of distance tests and the impact on access to higher education “freeze” classifications, waiting for a return to face-to-face education. Ministry says that schools that did so violated the rights of students by going against the legislation on the school curriculum.
The move will allow Egyptian students to study verses from the Jewish religion for the first time in the country's history.
Albania moves forward with their Matura exams - the first compulsory exam will focus on foreign language during high school studies (English, Italian, German, Spanish, French). The second exam will focus on Albanian Language and Literature, while the third exam will be Math.