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Second week of Hong Kong’s DSE exams springs no major surprises after tough first round

June 02, 2023

About 47,500 DSE candidates started elective exams this week, with science and finance-related subjects at fore. Educationalist say chemistry may have presented tougher challenge because of new question types.

Grade 12 provincial final exams no longer happening in Manitoba

June 02, 2023

From a pandemic pause to a permanent practice, Grade 12 students in Manitoba are no longer having to take final exams. The province confirmed to CTV News Winnipeg that final exams for English, French and math classes have all stopped and haven’t been taken since January 2020.

Kenya Ministry adjusts 2023 national exams timetable

June 01, 2023

The Ministry of Education has adjusted the 2023 school calendar, making changes to the duration of the national exams. According to PS Belio Kipsang, students will break for half term from March 16 to March 19. Students writing KCSE will also sit the exams from November 3 to November 24.

In El Salvador, MINED will carry out two diagnostic tests for students this 2023

May 31, 2023

The diagnostic tests will be carried out at the beginning and end of the school year respectively, to know the state of the educational practice, since the students return to the face-to-face modality.

Malaysia Education Ministry hosted SPM 2022

May 29, 2023

The 2022 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations was held from Jan 30 to March 15, including the practical science tests, speaking and listening tests as well as written tests.

National exam cooperation with Portugal expanded to 40,000 pupils

May 26, 2023

Portugal’s education minister noted on Monday the “success” of cooperation with the Angolan government, highlighting the project on national exams, which will be extended from a pilot phase to cover 40,000 students.

WAEC Sanctions 13 Secondary Schools in Nigeria Over Exams Malpractice

May 25, 2023

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has sanctioned 13 Secondary Schools in Gombe State over cases of examination malpractice. The director of examinations in the Gombe State Ministry of Education, Ali Yaya, disclosed this during a meeting with principals of secondary schools in the state.

CBSE Released Date Sheets For Class 10 And 12 Examinations

May 24, 2023

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the board exam dates much in advance for Class 10 and 12 examinations so that students can well prepare for their examinations. As per the timetable, the exams are set to commence on February 15, 2023, for both classes.

In Israel, Minister of Education canceled the reform of the matriculation exams

May 23, 2023

The new Minister of Education, Yoav Kish (Likud), the abolition of the reform concerning the passing of matriculation exams. These innovations were initiated and launched by his predecessor in office, Dr. Yifat Shasha-Biton.

ChatGPT fails because of the Bavarian Abitur in Germany

May 22, 2023

The text generator ChatGPT is subject to tests - in the literal sense. Artificial intelligence did relatively well on the entry exam for US doctors. German final exams are harder to crack.

Spain Ministry of Education backtracks and eliminates the maturity test in the new Selectividad

May 18, 2023

The ministry directed by Pilar Alegría leaves out this controversial test, increases the time of the exams from 90 to 105 minutes and includes a third review.

Hong Kong pupils breathe sigh of relief after core subject DSE exams end, but some say parts too tough

May 17, 2023

Core subject DSE exams in Chinese, English, maths and liberal studies over for university hopefuls. Some pupils say some parts of exams too hard, with maths and English papers singled out as more challenging than previous years.

Saxony's Inflation of the Abitur

May 16, 2023

In Saxony alone, the Abitur in 2022 has almost quintupled compared to 2013. The ministries of education were very accommodating to the students.

France's general and technological baccalaureate: start of the specialty teaching tests

May 15, 2023

The written special education tests (EDS) for the 2023 baccalaureate are held on March 20, 21 and 22, 2023 in mainland France and overseas and since March 13, 2023 in Polynesia and in the French education network at the abroad (AEFE).

ChatGPT allowed in International Baccalaureate essays

May 12, 2023

Schoolchildren are allowed to quote from content created by ChatGPT in their essays, the International Baccalaureate has said. The IB, which offers an alternative qualification to A-levels and Highers, said students could use the chatbot but must be clear when they were quoting its responses.

In Chad, launch of registration for the 2023 Baccalaureate in N'Djamena

May 11, 2023

Candidates admitted to take the baccalaureate are final year students presented by high schools, whose age must not exceed 24 years. For free candidates, they must be at least 25 years old and have already passed the baccalaureate with an average greater than or equal to 05/20.

44,000 DSE pupils take last ever liberal studies test under Hong Kong’s university entrance exams

May 10, 2023

Questions about city’s plastic shopping bag charge and quality of life for elderly residents appear in final exam. Controversial subject soon to be scrapped to make way for revamped syllabus under ‘citizenship and social development’.

China plans to allow foreign universities to independently operate in Hainan FTZ

May 09, 2023

China has released a plan to permit foreign higher education institutions and those from the Hong Kong and Macau special administrative regions and Taiwan to independently set up and run universities and higher vocational schools in the Hainan Free Trade Zone (FTZ).

School exams session in 2023 for Cote d'Ivoire

May 08, 2023

The 2023 school exam calendar was made public by the Ministry of National Education and Literacy. The Elementary Primary Education Certificate (CEPE), the First Cycle Education Certificate (BEPC) and the Baccalaureate (BAC) are the exams concerned by the said schedule.

NWT change the weighting of Grade 12 exams

May 05, 2023

The Northwest Territories is changing the weighting of year-end exams for Grade 12 students for the current school year. They will count for 20% of the final grade, instead of 30%.


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