More than 200,000 students to sit for Tawjihi exams

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AMMAN — More than 200,000 students will sit for the first Tawjihi (general secondary education certificate examination) session for 2022, which will start on Thursday, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

More than 150,000 students will be taking their first test in Islamic Studies, in a unified test across all academic and vocational education institutions. There will be one morning and one afternoon exam session.

The examination will be held in 786 schools under Ministry of Education. Over 30,000 teachers will be monitoring the exams in 1,939 exam halls.

According to the ministry, 66 students will take the exam at rehabilitation and juvenile centers and 564 students with disabilities will also take the exam.

Secretary-General of the Ministry for Education Nayef Al-Ajarmeh said that the cadres of the ministry have been working to create the appropriate exam environment, in terms of providing suitable seats, drinking water, ventilation, and good lighting.

Preparations also took into account the needs of students with disabilities, in terms of easy access to the halls so on the first floor and other requirements.

He pointed out that the ministry holds the examination in partnership and in coordination with the ministry’s supporting institutions, such as the ministries of interior and health.

The Education Ministry instructed students to arrive an hour prior to the time of the exam, in addition to bringing a civil status card and a passport for non-Jordanian students, and security card for Syrian students who are not in possession of a passport.

The Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC) noted that at the request of the Ministry of Education, certain cellular applications will be disconnected during the test period, however, telecommunications service and the internet will remain effective.

TRC elaborated that these applications will be back to work as usual after the tests end, every day.

According to TRC, the interruption will impact cellular transmission towers close to schools where the examination halls are located.

Meanwhile, the Public Security Directorate (PSD) has began implementing its security plan to start Thursday on the first day of the exams. The plan aims at providing an appropriate environment and security at the examination halls and in the surrounding areas.

The PSD said that sufficient security personnel have been allocated to ensure the necessary protection for the transportation of exam papers before and after the completion of the examinations.

Additionally, traffic departments and rescue patrols will increase their presence on the street in cooperation with provincial and police commanders to control all dangerous and disruptive traffic violations.

Emergency ambulance services will also be provided through the Civil Defense Department, located in every school in the exam halls, when needed.

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