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Exams and assessments in 2021

August 10, 2020

Ofqual confirms changes to GCSEs, AS and A levels next year, following consultation; and publishes new proposals for adjustments to VTQs.

Education Cabinet Secretary cancels KCPE, KCSE exams as Covid-19 bites

August 10, 2020

Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) George Magoha announced that national examinations will not take place this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has rendered the school calendar lost.

France to re-format 2020 high school 'Bac' exam due to coronavirus

August 10, 2020

France will change the format of this year's high-school baccalaureate exam – popularly dubbed the 'Bac' – due to concerns over the coronavirus, said the country's Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer.

Somaliland and Taiwan sign deals for improved higher education

August 10, 2020

Somaliland and Taiwan have moved in speed to normalize partnership in higher education, a move which would help Hargeisa put systems in place in a bid to revolutionize its education.

Brussels schools did not organise final exams

August 10, 2020

The 38 primary schools and 17 secondary schools belonging to the Brussels’ School Group did not organise exams at the end of the school year because of the new coronavirus (Covid-19).

Exit Classes to Reopen August 4th

July 30, 2020

Secondary schools in the country are to reopen as from the 4th of August, 2020 for exit classes only. Students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) due to start on the 17th of August, 2020.

Federal Government Rolls Out Schedule for National Examinations

July 30, 2020

The Federal Government has released a comprehensive schedule for various National Examinations for exit classes, spanning from 17th August to 18th November, 2020.

Benin Adjusts Academic Calendar

July 23, 2020

Due to Covid-19, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research has adjusted the university calendar. Students from the campuses of the National Universities of Benin and those from private universities will observe a new calendar drawn up to end the second semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Uzbekistan Embarks on Education Reform

July 23, 2020

The Uzbekistan National Development Action Strategy on five priority areas for 2017-2021 has generated around 100 decrees, resolutions and orders by the President aimed at improving the education system. These include a program to reform the system of pre-school education, a revision of the school system to expand provision and choice, and a five-year program of radical improvement of the higher education system.

H-1B Visa Halt May Deter Foreign Students

July 06, 2020

Trump administration order suspending various visas will negatively impact retention and recruitment in U.S. higher education and will have a negative effect on the U.S. economy.


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Crises as Catalysts for Transformation

Fall 2020 | virtual conference

Join us this fall for a virtual Strategic Enrollment Management Conference - Crises as Catalysts for Transformation: 2020’s Impact on Higher Education and Enrollment.

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106th AACRAO Annual Meeting

March 28 - 31, 2021 | National Harbor, MD

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