The final exams for technical certificates have been postponed and will be take place between 13 June and 19 July, Minister of Education Tarek Shawky has announced.
In a Facebook post on Friday, Shawky said that the schedule for the final exams will be announced on 15 May. Technical certificate students were supposed to begin their final practical exams on 9 May, with the final written exams on 16 May. The minister has not revealed the reasons for postponing the final exams, although educational institutions have been suspended across Egypt due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Shawky said that the final Thanaweya Amma exams will be held as scheduled on 7 June, with full consideration for health precautions to ensure student safety.
In March, Shawky announced that students from the third primary to second preparatory would not take second-semester exams, instead preparing research papers for every course studieda before schools were suspended on 14 March. The papers will be submitted online and act as final grades for the year.
Schools have been closed since 14 March under directive from President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, amid efforts to curb the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.