High success rate in Tawjihi raises questions — Thabahtoona

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An undated photo of students taking the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) exam in Jordan. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Coordinator of the National Campaign for Defending Students’ Rights (Thabahtoona) Fakher Daas described the results of the supplementary session of the General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi) as “surprising,” as the results have yielded a high success rate, according to Khaberni News.اضافة اعلان

Daas said that there are no indicators that explain the improvement of results, which raises questions. “Maybe some students were able to raise their scores, but the number of students who passed the exam is huge and unprecedented,” he said.

Daas stressed that there should be an explanation as to what happened since the results showed a big jump and that the Ministry of Education did not provide enough information about the high success rate.

The number of students in vocational fields is low, which contradicts the government’s calls that encourage vocational education, said Daas, adding that the ministry is responsible for the failure to develop vocational training mechanisms.

Daas expressed concern about the reasons behind the high success rate, and that the matter will be addressed within days.

On Thursday, he also said that there was no reason to postpone schools later than February 20, and that education must be a priority. 

He pointed out that it would be possible to accept postponement of the second semester, but on clear grounds, but never to return to distance learning, saying it has been a failed experience and a loss of education for students.

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