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Albanian Students Protest Against Online Learning During COVID-19 Pandemic

January 22, 2021

The new academic year started on November 2 for all universities. By the decision of the Ministry of Education, over 130,000 students will start their studies online as a measure to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The new baccalaureate will be done in continuous assessment

January 22, 2021

The Minister of Education announced that the common assessment tests for first and final students, planned for the baccalaureate, would be canceled in favor of continuous assessment due to the health crisis.

France scraps baccalaureate exams for 2021

January 21, 2021

France Education Ministry has decided to cancel the baccalaureate exams in 2021. This comes after releasing information about the new format of the baccalaureate exam.

French high school students protest health conditions, police gas pupils in Paris

January 21, 2021

Students and staff strike outside their schools as they are not pleased with the French government's decision to keep schools open during the new confinement as covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country.

Calendar of national exams for the 2020-2021 school year

January 21, 2021

Tunisia Minister of Education issued the schedule for the written national exams for the 2020-2021 year. The main session of the baccalaureate will take place next June in 2021.

The new Baccalaureate

January 20, 2021

The Ministry of National Education has released new information on changes to the baccalaureate. Citing that they hope to giveback its meaning and its usefulness with a remuscular examination and a simpler high school, more attentive to the aspirations of high school students, and to give them the means to project themselves towards success in higher education.

Brevet, baccalaureate, CAP and BEP: the dates of the 2021 exams

January 19, 2021

The dates of the written exams for the national diploma of the patent, the baccalaureate, the CAP and the BEP 2021 have just been set by the Ministry of Education and Youth.

‘Severe overestimation’ of Leaving Cert calculated grades by some schools

January 18, 2021

Department of Education announced that the calculated grades awarded to students by some schools and teachers in the Leaving Cert had been a “severe overestimation."

Malawi Cancels Secondary School Certificate Exams after Papers Leak

January 18, 2021

The Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) has cancelled the 2020 final secondary school-leaving examinations after a number of test papers were leaked. Exams have been postponed to March 2021.

"The Government's priority is to keep the school in person", says Minister of Education

January 15, 2021

Minister of Education reaffirmed in parliament the continuity of face-to-face teaching, recalling that schools “are not privileged focuses” of Covid-19 transmission.


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