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Egypt to reinstate short essay questions in Thanaweya Amma exams

December 02, 2022

Minister of Education Reda Hegazy announced that short essay questions will be reinstated in the Thanaweya Amma exams, as part of the state's recent efforts to promote learning through comprehension over memorisation.

GNWT releases timeline and implementation plan for renewed JK-12 school curriculum

December 01, 2022

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) has released its timeline and implementation plan for renewing the Northwest Territories (NWT) Junior Kindergarten (JK) to Grade 12 school curriculum.

Jordan Ministry announces schedule for Tawjihi supplementary exams

November 30, 2022

The Ministry of Education has announced the schedule for this year’s Tawjihi (general secondary school certificate examination) supplementary exams, which will begin in December.

GCSE and A-level grades in Wales to be marked generously in 2023

November 29, 2022

Pupils in Wales sitting exams next year will continue to be graded more generously than before the pandemic, the qualifications watchdog has said.

Saskatchewan education minister defends comparison of test scores in independent, public schools

November 28, 2022

Saskatchewan's education minister was on the defensive, fielding questions from the Opposition about a comparison he made between the test scores of students in independent schools and those in public schools.

Examination period of the state matriculation exam in Macedonia

November 25, 2022

Graduates in the academic year 2021/2022 who did not pass the state matura in the June exam session or did not pass in full, will take the two external exams.

Jordan universities to manage admissions after merger of ministries

November 23, 2022

Starting next year, university admission policies will change in an attempt “to save education in Jordan”, according to Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Oweis.

Success rate in Egypt’s high school exams is 75.04%

November 22, 2022

The Minister of Education and Technical Education in Egypt announced the results of the general certificate of secondary education – Thanaweya Amma – for the academic year 2021-2022. Success rate in this year’s exams is 75.04 percent, which is higher than last year.

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.

More BTec students could face delays to results

November 09, 2022

About 235,000 BTec Firsts, Technicals and Tech Award grades were scheduled to be sent to students. But exam board Pearson said that 7,000 students were "ineligible to receive their grade".

Universities will adjust to lower exam results in England

November 08, 2022

The government has sought to allay pupils’ fears over GCSE and A-level results, which are expected to be lower in England this summer after two years of record increases, reassuring them that universities will “adjust accordingly”.

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