FILE - Group of Thanaweya Amma students revising before the exam
CAIRO, June 15 (MENA) - Education Minister Tarek Shawqi on Monday checked on carrying out a set of measures meant to secure thanweya aama exams and students amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The measures entail reducing the number of students in exam classrooms to 14 in order to maintain the social distancing rules, designating more classrooms for the exams, amending the exams schedule along with delaying the start time of exams to 10 am.
This came during a video conference meeting Shawqi held with education directorate heads across governorates to ensure all precautionary and preventive measure are in place for the secondary school exams for the academic year 2019-2020.
The measures will also be applied on exam supervisors and all school staff present at the exams or during marking the exam papers.
Schools will open door as of 8 am till 9 am for students who will queue while keeping a social distance of 2 meters between each other.
Students will receive face masks, undergo temperature check ups and disinfection measures along with wearing personal protection equipment before entering the school building, the minister said.
A central operation room will be formed at the ministry and the education directorates nationwide to follow up the flow of exams, according to Education Ministry Undersecretary Reda Hegazy.
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