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Final exams date brought forward to December 8 for all schools

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AMMAN — The decision to bring forward the date of final exams for the first semester includes all public, private, and UNRWA schools in the Kingdom, said Najwa Qabilat, secretary general for administrative and financial affairs at the Ministry of Education Wednesday.اضافة اعلان

Qabilat told Al Mamlaka that international schools that adopt a three-semester structure may be excluded from the decision if it turns out that it affects the progress of education.

"No units will be deleted from the school curricula, but they will be moved to the second semester, whose start and end dates have been extended," Qabilat said, adding that high school exams will not be affected as they are held at a specific period.

Qabilat said that Article 40 of the Education Law stipulates that the number of school days is a minimum of 195 to 200 days, and therefore the days removed from the first semester are added to the second semester, and therefore the number of school days for the first and second semesters comes to 195.

The Planning Committee of the Ministry of Education decided to advance the date for the final exams for the first semester to begin on December 8. It also decided to bring forward the start date of the second semester to February 1, 2022.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry for Educational Affairs, Nawaf Al-Ajarma, indicated in a press statement that this decision comes in line with the ministry’s concern over the safety and health of students regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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