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Today, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Prime Minister, held a press conference at the Cabinet headquarters; To announce the decisions regarding the performance of the General Secondary Certificate exams for this year, in the presence of Dr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Education and Technical Education, and Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
Madbouly stressed that the government’s first concern is the stability of exam performance, and that all students will be able to perform those exams in a stable and calm manner, noting that the experiments and follow-up that took place over the past two months call to reassure the efficiency of the network and digital infrastructure.
The Prime Minister noted that the meeting held by the President today, during which he was keen to reassure that the new methodology in taking exams and the nature of those exams ensure that no obstacle occurs to any student during his performance of the exams, adding that President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi directed that exams this year be a mixture between The digital and paper system, to rectify any technical problem in the performance of exams, in a way that increases the reassurance of students.
Madbouly added: “When we started two years ago to bring about the development required for this stage for students who are currently in the high school completion certificate, the state began implementing a new system,” noting that it was reduced by many to the “tablet system”, but the matter went beyond that to A more comprehensive and deeper development, which includes taking exams to measure the extent of their comprehension and understanding of the curricula instead of the process of memorization and indoctrination, which had negative results on students abilities and understanding of what was taught, especially when they joined the university level.
For his part, Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, explained that today he presented to the President of the Republic the details of the network established to connect more than 2,500 schools, which depend entirely on fiber-optic cables, describing it as the latest and safest means of connection, as no This network is in any way dependent on the regular Internet, and therefore the whole digital network is a closed network intended for education purposes between schools and the Ministry of Education and Technical Education.