Jordan to introduce electronic ‘Tawjihi’ exam in academic overhaul

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AMMAN — Mohi Eddin Touq, the chairman of the Higher Council of the National Center for Curriculum Development announced the introduction of a new electronic format for the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) starting in the upcoming academic year. This change follows the preparation of a question bank and essential guidelines for test construction.اضافة اعلان

The National Curriculum Development Center, responsible for school examinations, including Tawjihi, is governed by Law No. 33 of 2017, which mandates the development of assessments and examinations, Al Ghad reported.

Resulting in a delay
Dr. Tawq highlighted that the center had previously focused on expediting textbook publication, resulting in a delay in implementing the new format. However, full coordination with the Minister of Education, Dr. Azmi Mahafzah, has now activated this initiative.

The Supreme Council for Curriculum Development has recently approved three new core units: Assessment and Evaluation, Studies and Research, and Quality Assurance.

The center is currently working on guidelines for teacher-led school exams and preparing for the new Tawjihi format, which will span two years and may be conducted electronically.

Under the new secondary education system, students in the eleventh grade will study all subjects in the curriculum, with success in these subjects being a prerequisite for the first part of the Tawjihi examination, focusing on "Common General Culture" subjects.

In the twelfth grade, students will have the option to choose a field of study based on their interests and career aspirations, with six fields available: Health, Engineering, Science and Technology, Languages and Social Sciences, Law and Islamic Studies, and Business.

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