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Oral exams canceled throughout Norway

July 30, 2021

Oral exams are canceled all over the country, due to a several thousand students and several hundred teachers in quarantine. Many have pointed out that the infection situation has led to many students missing out on education programs, which in turn could lead to an unfair situation for many.

Algeria National education: the exam calendar unveiled

July 30, 2021

The Ministry of National Education unveiled the official exam calendar for the three school cycles for the year 2020/2021.

No leaving exams for Slovakia secondary school graduates

July 30, 2021

Secondary school graduates will not take their final exam, known as “maturita” in Slovak, this year. The decision was adopted due to the current developments with the Covid-19 pandemic. The final exam should reflect their four-year work, the Education Ministry suggested.

Poland Year eight and Matura exam students return to school

July 30, 2021

The return to school of year eight and matriculation (matura) exam students is possible for students in Poland. Matura exams began in May with professional examinations and examinations to confirm professional qualifications will be held in June and July.

Portugal Parliament approves exams to improve secondary grades

July 28, 2021

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.

Vietnam high school graduation exam to be organised as planned, second phase ready

July 28, 2021

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.

A different Thanaweya Amma

July 28, 2021

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.

Schools reopen in Turkey amid COVID-19 deaths

July 27, 2021

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.

Pakistan students can defer their May/June Cambridge exams to Oct/Nov

July 26, 2021

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.

Pakistan Board exams to begin after June 20

July 26, 2021

The federal government decided to conduct the board examinations across the country after June 20 “at all costs” with strict implementation of Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

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