Secondary education exams were completed on Monday while the correction of examination papers of primary education began in the areas in which exams were supervised by the Ministry of Education in the Syrian Interim Government (SIG), education officials told Smart News Network.
Primary and secondary education exams began on May 24 in 336 exam centers the Ministry of Education opened in nine Syrian provinces and in neighboring countries. Around 36,000 students took the exams of both stages.
Hussam Kalawi, head of the examination center at the educational complex in the town of Atma 50 km to the north of Idlib city told Smart News Network that 12,145 students completed the exams for both primary and secondary education in the province of Idlib.
Exams for secondary literary studies ended two days ago, while secondary scientific studies ended on Monday.
For his part, director of the correction center in Idlib Abu Hamam said that primary education exam papers were being marked. The Free Directorate of Education in Idlib opened two centers in the city of Idlib and the town of Maaret Alnouman to mark exam papers.
Abu Hamam added that 200 teachers were recruited to mark the papers and are working for eight hours a day at the correction center in the city of Idlib.
SIG is seeking to secure support from the European Union for new projects in the area of educational which face major challenges, most notably the continued bombardment by the Assad regime and Russia on schools and education centers.
The last academic year witnessed frequent suspensions of schools for fear of the constant aerial bombardment and the regime’s targeting of populated areas.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department + Smart News Network / 06.06.2017)