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FG, NECO bans underage from Common Entrance Examination

July 13, 2023

The Federal Government has banned underage children from participating in the National Common Entrance Examination for admission into Unity Schools across the country. It also directed the National Examinations Council (NECO) to put strict measures in place to prevent underage persons from registering for the examination, including making birth certificates compulsory as a registration requirement.

WAEC announces date for commencement of 2023 examination

July 12, 2023

The 2023 school-based West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) will hold for seven weeks, spanning 8 May to 23 June.

Record numbers sitting Leaving Cert, Junior Cycle exams

July 11, 2023

Record numbers will sit this year's Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle exams, which got under way this morning. More than 63,000 candidates have registered for the Leaving Certificate exams, while more than 71,000 are expected to sit Junior Cycle papers.

Colombia Saber Pro and Saber TyT tests: 70,000 students could not take them after their cancellation

July 10, 2023

After the cancellation of the Saber Pro and Saber TyT tests scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, more than 70,000 students are waiting to learn about the rescheduling of these tests.

NECO reschedules national entrance examination, reveals new date

July 08, 2023

The National Examinations Council, NECO, has rescheduled the 2023 entrance examination for gifted and talented children into Federal Government Academy in Suleja.

Nigeria Lawmakers to make NECO compulsory

July 07, 2023

A bill for an Act to Repeal the National Examinations Council (NECO) Act 2004, has passed second reading on the floor of the house of Representatives.

Colombia Icfes postpones the first semester Saber Pro and TyT test session

July 06, 2023

Icfes reported that due to technical problems on the platform, the session had to be rescheduled.

Scotland teachers 'dismayed' over delay to abolish SQA exam body

July 05, 2023

Teachers will be "dismayed" that plans to abolish the SQA exams body have been delayed, Scotland's biggest education union has said. The EIS said the agency's reputation was already "in tatters".

Australia universities to offer 28 ‘micro-credentials’ to plug skills gap

July 04, 2023

Universities will offer more than 20 shortened courses – including in teaching, cybersecurity, engineering and nursing – as the Albanese government moves to plug chronic skills shortages across the country.

2023 exams results: A-levels, T-levels and BTec Level 3s

July 03, 2023

Exam season is coming to an end for A-level and other students across the UK. For many pupils, it was the first time they sat formal exams, because GCSEs did not go ahead as normal during the pandemic.

Ontario Launching New Mental Health Learning and Increasing Funding

June 30, 2023

Province introducing new mandatory learning on mental health starting this upcoming school year.

Ireland Leaving Cert exam results due out 25 August

June 29, 2023

The results of this year's Leaving Certificate exams will be published on Friday 25 August. Announcing the date, Minister for Education Norma Foley said it represented "a significant and very welcome step towards pre-pandemic norms".

Ukrainian to be made a Leaving Cert exam subject in two years

June 29, 2023

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is aiming to introduce Ukrainian as an exam subject in June 2025 for students moving into Senior Cycle from September.

National 5: Radical plan for Scotland school exams expected

June 28, 2023

A radical review of school qualifications in Scotland is to be published before the end of the month. The review was commissioned by the Scottish government to look at how well the system is working after Standard Grades were abolished 10 years ago.

A-levels and GCSEs: Covid support in place as exams begin

June 27, 2023

GCSE and A-level students are being told their grades will be protected from Covid disruption, as exams get under way for most students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

NSW ‘rushed’ curriculum reforms axed, teachers told to focus on English, maths

June 26, 2023

The NSW government will delay the rollout of almost 30 syllabuses in an effort to give school teachers more time to concentrate on sweeping changes to the English and maths curriculum.

Jordan Education Ministry to add 6 vocational training specializations this academic year

June 23, 2023

Minister of Education and Minister of Scientific Research and Higher Education Azmi Mahafza said that the ministry will add six vocational training specialisations this academic year, and will add 10 more specialisations by the year 2024, as reported by Al Mamlaka TV.

Dutch Minister Says Flow of Int’l Students in Netherlands Should Be Controlled

June 22, 2023

Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Robbert Dijkgraaf, said the influx of international students in the Netherlands should be controlled, when necessary, in order to prevent overcrowded classrooms, the high workload for lecturers, lack of housing, and pressure on education accessibility.

Cambodia Ministry announces high school examination dates

June 21, 2023

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has set November 6 for this year’s high school examinations. It advised school principals and heads of educational departments to begin preparations, so exams will go smoothly.

Ontario announces $180 million to help students build math, reading and writing skills

June 20, 2023

Plan will bring in nearly 1,000 more educators to public school system, education ministry says.

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