Minister of Education Tarek Shawki – File Photo
CAIRO – 12 July 2017: High school students in different schools recorded success score of 72.4 percent in 2017, comparing to the last year, which recorded 75.7 percent, Education Minister Tareq Shawky announced in a press conference held on Wednesday.
Shawky noted that students of government schools recorded success score of 74.4 percent, while students of language school recorded success scores of 81 percent, students of private school recorded success score of 76.5 percent, as well as students of other services recorded success score of 46.7 percent.
The total number of high school graduates with the highest scores is 54 students, including 25 from boys and 29 from girls.
Number of students from public schools who get the highest grades are 44 students, while 10 others students are from private schools.
Shawqy approved on Tuesday the results of high school exams for the 2016/2017 school year and congratulated the students who got the highest grades.
Thanaweya Amma students must take highly competitive exams in a number of subjects at the end of their final year of school.
The student’s results determine what universities and faculties they may attend, if any.
The second step, qualifying Thanaweyya Amma students are scheduled to start applying to universities in the upcoming few days.