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Vietnam Ministry of Education explains the postponement of the IELTS test

November 21, 2022

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, a number of units have stopped organizing international language certification exams, including IELTS, because they have not yet completed the application or have not completed the application for approval according to regulations.

British Council has announced the suspension of all IELTS exams in Vietnam until further notice

November 18, 2022

British Council IELTS exams in Vietnam will be postponed until further notice. According to the British Council, this decision is "out of control" and affects all international language proficiency exams in Vietnam.

Alberta Diploma exams set to 20% for 2022-23 school year

November 17, 2022

As students continue to address pandemic-related learning challenges, diploma exam weighting will be reduced to 20 per cent this school year in Alberta. Over the course of the pandemic, the government has responded to feedback from education system partners and made adjustments to the administration of diploma exams as required.

Changes to university admission in 2022 for Ukraine

November 17, 2022

Due to the full-scale war in Ukraine, the current rules for entering universities have changed somewhat. The UPE was canceled for applicants, but a new test format was introduced: a national multi-subject test for admission to the bachelor's degree, and a comprehensive master's test for the master's degree.

No more 99.9 per cent with Egypt's new Thanaweya Amma exam system

November 16, 2022

The new Thanaweya Amma exam system has put an end to over-inflated grades.

Number of Portugal applicants for higher education is once again one of the highest ever

November 15, 2022

More than 58,000 have already submitted their candidacy. In the space of 25 years, only in the last two competitions were there more students trying to enter universities and polytechnics.

In Ireland, recruitment of Junior and Leaving Cert examiners under way

November 14, 2022

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has said that recruitment is already under way for examiners for next year's Junior and Leaving Certificate exams, as there is a major shortage of examiners and citing that the work is not attractive enough.

Tawjihi pass rate stands at 63.1% in Jordan

November 11, 2022

The number of students who sat for exams was 204,189 students, while the number of those who passed are 116,773, according to Owais. "Ten percent of students failed to attend the exam, which is in line with the annual rate,” he said.

Junior Cert results confirmed for 23 November

November 10, 2022

The delay is being blamed, in part, on a shortage of examiners and the prioritization given to marking the Leaving Certificate.

In Portugal, five exams improved averages compared to the first phase

November 10, 2022

As a general rule, the results go down in the second phase of exams, but this year, five tests, including Portuguese (12th grade), recorded increases compared to the first season. Mathematics A and Mathematics Applied to Social Sciences had averages below 10 values.


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