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On Sunday, experimental exams for first-year secondary students start, where students take the experimental exam in the Arabic language, and the exam time lasts for 3 hours, to train first-year secondary students in the form of electronic exams and how to take the exam via a tablet.
Dr. Tariq Shawky, Minister of Education, said that these exams are to be experimental without grades, and students perform them electronically, whether through a tablet or any mobile or computer connected to the Internet, to test the quality of networks, and to determine the places that will suffer from any technical problem in dealing with The electronic examination platform, and to solve the problem before the end of year exams, and the student will perform it by the open book system.
Shawky explained, through an audio message broadcast on his personal account on the social networking site «Facebook», that the ministry set specific time periods for each governorate in Egypt to perform experimental electronic exams for first-year secondary students scheduled to start tomorrow, Sunday, April 5, in order to reduce the loads on Network so that all students can take the exam without problems.
He said: “For example, the governorates designated for them from 8 in the morning to 10 in the morning are the governorates of Cairo, Menoufia, Kafr El-Sheikh, Fayoum, Luxor, and the Red Sea. What is meant here is that students of these governorates are allowed to start the exam during this time period, if the student entered for example On the 9:30 AM exam and the 3-hour exam, he will perform the exam normally and the exam will end after 3 hours naturally, meaning that the student is not obligated to take the exam at eight o’clock, as some have understood. »
He continued: «Students of each governorate must adhere to the time period allowed to enter the exam, because a student in a particular governorate will not be able to enter the exam if in a different specific time period for other governorates, and the exam time is calculated from the moment the student opens the exam.
He pointed out that «students should not worry, as these exams are experimental, if any student stumbled on entering the exam for a technical reason we will solve this problem, and the ministry will monitor places that suffer from poor networks and inform the Ministry of Communications to resolve all crises before the end of the scheduled year’s exams It will be held in May.
He added: «If any malfunction occurred at the end of the exam before sending the answers to the electronic cloud for the exam platform, the student should not worry because his answers are registered on the device, and he will send the answers to the exam platform once the internet returns to the device.
An important video to clarify some things about the electronic exam experience for the first secondary school:
Posted by Tarek Shawki on Friday, April 3, 2020