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In Valais, final exams are face-to-face

September 17, 2021

1,100 final year students from colleges and business and general culture schools (ECCG) in Valais will experience face-to-face exams. Secondary II students will take their exams in half-classes, and no longer in large rooms that can accommodate up to 150 students due to Covid-19.

Expected inflation of A-level grades means top universities may introduce entrance exams

September 17, 2021

A report is warning that results could be inflated again after exams were cancelled due to the pandemic and teachers' assessments were used to grade students but a teachers union said it's "unfair" to speculate grades.

Centralized testing in Belarus

September 16, 2021

In June the Government amended the Regulation on the procedure for organizing and conducting centralized testing. There is also a ban on making changes to the answer form after the end of the time allotted for the test. The issuance of certificates for centralized testing this year will be carried out from July 16 with the obligatory presentation of a certificate of education.

Leaving Cert students asked to limit social contacts ahead of exams in Ireland

September 16, 2021

Leaving Cert students have been asked to limit their social contacts and avoid social gatherings in preparation of their exams. Students who are diagnosed with Covid-19, are a close contact or a confirmed case, have symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating or restricting their movements will not be allowed to sit the examinations.

Peru students will not be evaluated for the second year in a row

September 15, 2021

For the second consecutive year and due to the Covid-19 pandemic , the Ministry of Education (Minedu) decided to postpone the Sample Evaluation of Students 2021, which sought to measure the learning achieved in public and private schools in the country.

In addition to the regular one, a probationary matura is being written in Croatia

September 14, 2021

Students who will be graduates of the next school year attended part of the classes according to the new curricula. The state matriculation exam, which is being conducted in 2022, will be adjusted to these curricula.

Corona-Matura 2021: how Austria's school-leaving exam works this year

September 14, 2021

In 2021, there will be simplifications for the written and oral school-leaving Matura exams in Austria.

Niger Baccalaureate Exams postponed

September 14, 2021

The Minister of Higher Education and Research announced the exams of the baccalaureate session 2021 are postponed for technical and financial reasons.

A-level results: A and A* grades at all-time high after exams cancelled for second time due to pandemic

September 13, 2021

A-level students have received more A and A* grades this year than ever before after exams were cancelled for a second time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

SPM's 'Covid-19 batch' relieved to sit for exams

September 10, 2021

After being postponed twice due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Form Five students from the class of 2020 finally sat for their Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

Tunisia baccalaureate goes forward

September 10, 2021

The practical tests of the 2021 baccalaureate will start in Tunisia for students in the sports and computer sciences sections, indicates the Ministry of Education. The marks obtained in these tests will be calculated in the final average of the 2021 baccalaureate exam.

Tawjihi exams ‘difficult and require more time’

September 09, 2021

Head of the Parliamentary Education Committee said that the Tawjihi exam questions are suitable for students who received in-person education and not for those who studied distance learning. Exam questions were difficult and students required more time as math exam has been increased to five hours.

Private schools in Jordan getting ready to welcome students back to class

September 09, 2021

The Education Ministry recently announced that education in private schools and kindergartens for the 2021/2022 academic year will be 100 per cent in class all the while adhering to health protocols.

Cancelling Tawjihi ‘out of the question’ - Jordan Education minister

September 08, 2021

Education Minister Mohammad Abu Qudais on Sunday announced that the development of Tawjihi (the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination) will begin after the completion of the current exams.

Cyprus schools navigate pandemic obstacles for exams

September 08, 2021

Cyprus final Pancyprian exams are going ahead at private and public schools this year, despite the difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

US company to design Leaving Cert accredited grades system

September 08, 2021

According to the Department of Education, a US company has been awarded a contract to provide coding and psychometric expertise in the delivery of this year's accredited grades to Leaving Certificate students. The Leaving Certificate examinations and accredited grades process will be conducted by the State Examinations Commission, and legislation is currently being developed to enable this.

Accredited Grades to be generated for all Leaving Cert students

September 07, 2021

Accredited Grades will be generated for all of this year's Leaving Certificate students, even in subjects where they have not opted to receive them. The move is part of contingency planning to prepare for possible disruption to the June exams due to Covid outbreaks or other factors.

Libya Ministry of Education suspends classes due to significant COVID outbreak

September 06, 2021

The Ministry of Education has decided to temporarily suspend classes at all educational institutions until August 15, in line with the government's announcement to tighten restrictions due to a Covid-19 outbreak.

Libya Education Ministry amends plans for end of school year

September 06, 2021

The National Exams Center of the Ministry of Education announced changes to the scheduled dates for ending the academic year 2020-2021.

In Japan, some qualifications for international students will be changed

September 03, 2021

Japanese proficiency have been added from the 2022 international student entrance examination that begins in June.

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