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Estonia distance learning likely to end in January

March 05, 2021

Minister of Education Jaak Aab announced that it is likely schools across Estonia can stop distancing learning from January 11 with the exception Ida-Viru and Harju counties. This comes after schools were forced to close due to Covid-19.

HWDSB cancels final exams, eases high school graduation requirements amid 'uncertainty'

March 04, 2021

The Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) has cancelled final exams and the province has eased graduation requirements for high school students. Students grades will be based on specific learning activities and assignments throughout the semester.

GCSE and A-Level exams cancelled in Northern Ireland

March 04, 2021

Education Minister Weir announced that all GCSE, AS and A-level exams in January, February and May and June are to be cancelled in Northern Ireland. This comes as Northern Island goes into a new lockdown.

June 2021 public exams cancelled for students

March 03, 2021

Citing the Covid-19 pandemic, the Education Minister announced that students in the Newfoundland and Labrador K-12 system won't be writing public exams at all this year. The decision was made in consultation with school councils, educators, administrators, and some working in the post-secondary system.

Morocco Cancels Final Exams for 6th, 9th Grades

March 02, 2021

Morocco’s Ministry of Education has decided to cancel local exams for sixth and ninth graders. The decision seeks to ensure safety of students and teachers from Covid-19.

College Board is scrapping SAT’s optional essay and subject tests

March 01, 2021

College Board announces they are no longer offering SAT Subject Tests in the United States. SAT Subject Tests are used internationally for a wider variety of purposes, they will provide two more administrations, in May and June of 2021, for international students.

Egypt’s Education Ministry: school attendance no longer mandatory amid COVID-19 surge

March 01, 2021

The education and higher education ministries ordered schools and universities to switch back to online learning in January due to the surge in cases.

UFPA confirms that Vestibular 2021 will be by Enem

March 01, 2021

Because of the restrictions imposed by the new coronavirus pandemic, one of Brazil's public government universities, Federal University of Pará, announced that they will admit students based off of students' Enem exam and not through the traditional Vestibular university entrance system.

IGCSE exams taken in private schools still going ahead

February 27, 2021

The IGCSE exams, usually only taken in private schools, are still going ahead this summer - even though GCSEs and A-levels have been cancelled.

GCSE and A-level exams to be replaced by teacher assessments in England this summer

February 27, 2021

Teacher assessments will replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer, the education secretary has announced. This comes as the UK has been placed under lockdown due to the highly contagious Covid-19 variant.


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