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Quebec education minister to reintroduce provincial exams in 2021-2022 school year

January 31, 2022

Quebec Education Minister Jean-François Roberge will reintroduce mandatory ministerial exams in 2021-22 and change the way they are weighted. The 2021-2022 school year will be divided into two terms, with the following weighting: 40 per cent for the first term (August 2021 to January 2022) and 60 per cent for the second (February 2022 to June 2022).

Tawjihi students sit for exams in Jordan

January 31, 2022

Approximately 207,000 students had signed up to take part in the Tawjihi exams for the summer session of 2021, according to the Ministry of Education. Education Ministry announces Tawjihi results last August.

Rwanda Students To Return To School

January 28, 2022

The National Examination and School Inspection Authority (NESA) has released a nationwide ‘back to school’ transport schedule for boarding students.

Peru Minedu will work with decentralized National Curriculum regions

January 27, 2022

The head of Education indicated that the new National Curriculum will be oriented towards problem solving with a STEAM approach (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) and that Minedu is preparing a set of measures to start the evaluation of this document taking taking into account the sociocultural characteristics of each territory.

Morocco Announces Exam Schedule for National, Regional Baccalaureate

January 26, 2022

Morocco’s ministry of education announced the extension of the 2021-2022 school year by a month, and Moroccan schools officially opened last October. Schools will follow the government calendar to carry on upcoming exams, scheduled for July 2022.

US community colleges continue major enrollment decline

January 25, 2022

Large numbers of students left school during the pandemic and never came back.

Cyberattack delaying Portuguese language certificates for Portugal students

January 25, 2022

Thousands of Portugal students have been left waiting for results of Portuguese language tests following a cyberattack.

More than 235 thousand people took Chile's Transition Test

January 24, 2022

Undersecretary of Higher Education addressed the results of the surrender of the PDT, which was again applied in the context of the pandemic and why the test was carried out in two groups and under sanitary protocols.

Growing ‘maze’ of education credentials is confusing US consumers, employers

January 21, 2022

As more jobs require postsecondary training, more providers jump in to offer it — including fakes and scammers.

Ethiopia's secondary schools close to dispatch students to help with harvesting

January 20, 2022

The Ministry of Education of Ethiopia announced its decision to close all secondary schools so students can harvest crops for those on the frontline of the war. The ministry defended its decision citing the need for the education sector to contribute to the success of the ongoing national campaign.

More than 1.2 million students out of school due to ongoing war in Ethiopia

January 20, 2022

State Minister of Education Dr. Samuel Kifle said more than 1.2 million students were out of school due to the ongoing war in northern Ethiopia. The State Minister also said that it is necessary to reverse the war in a short period of time and focus on the next education system.

The changes to 2022 GCSE and A-level exams, explained

January 19, 2022

Exam regulator Ofqual has announced its plans to make a series of changes to next year’s tests to account for classroom disruption.

Egypt denies unvaccinated university students access to first term exams

January 18, 2022

Egyptian university students will be denied access to first term exams next month unless they can show proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test.

Portugal national exams keep questions optional this school year

January 18, 2022

Similar to what happened in the last two years because of the pandemic, the set of optional questions will remain in this school year's national exams in Portugal.

Record Wave of U.S. Omicron School Closures Is Set to Abate

January 17, 2022

U.S. school closures reached a record high for the academic year last week as omicron-fueled coronavirus cases caused staff shortages and disrupted classes, but the shutdowns are about to ease as more schools are set to reopen in-person.

Schools gradually reopen in Iran amid declining Covid cases

January 14, 2022

Schools in Iran are due to reopen for students in years 10, 11 and 12 as academic institutions across the country continue to gradually return to in-person studies this academic year due to a decline in Covid-19 infection rates.

Egypt's 2021 Education overhaul

January 13, 2022

The Ministry of Education continued its efforts to modernise the Egyptian education system by introducing new techniques in teaching and examining K-12 students.

Haiti Earthquake's Latest Victim May Be The New School Year

January 13, 2022

Authorities in Haiti have postponed the start of school across the country after last month's 7.2 magnitude earthquake destroyed schools and homes across Haiti's southern peninsula. It is the latest unwanted disruption to education in Haiti, where instruction has been interrupted repeatedly over the last two years due both to COVID-19 and the gang violence and kidnappings that have terrorized much of the country.

Portugal government updated school calendar, affected by measures to combat the pandemic

January 12, 2022

The Government confirmed through an order in Diário da República the school calendar announced by António Costa. The prime minister, when informing the country that new restrictions would be imposed to contain the advance of covid-19.

There is no longer a limit of failures to pass the course or graduate in Spain's ESO

January 12, 2022

The evaluation decree approved turns repetition into something exceptional and liquidates recoveries in compulsory education.


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