Minister of Education Tarek Shawky announced on Saturday, that final exams for secondary school students will go ahead as planned to guarantee equal opportunities.
Shawky added that for third preparatory students caught cheating or submitting plagiarised research projects will fail the academic year.
The Ministry of Education had earlier announced that research projects undertaken by students from the third primary to third preparatory grades can be submitted by hand or electronically.
In a press statement, Shawky said the ministry prefers for the projects to be prepared and submitted electronically.
It will, however, allow for hard copies to be prepared and delivered if electronic preparation and submission is not possible.
He pointed out that projects can be submitted as hard copies by home students, service students, integration and special education students, and Egyptian students abroad..
To submit the research papers, students should follow several steps to ensure it is done correctly. After preparing the project as a hard copy, it should be place in a sealed envelope.
The student must write the identification numbers and class for those participating in the project on the envelope.
If the student is in special categories, such as home students, they should add this information on the envelope. The envelope should be submitted to the school between 9 and 16 May.
Students who will submit research papers electronically should save the project file as a PDF format.
The PDF should contain the Code on the student ID, followed by the student’s school grade. If there is more than one student participating in the same research, the file will be named after the sender’s student ID.
To submit the project to the Ministry of Education, the students should log in to their account on the Edmodo platform, and find the icon “Research Project 2019-2020”.
After clicking on the icon, a project upload window will appear, for the student to upload the PDF file. All details, including whether the project is presented by more than one student and the codes for all participating students, should be written.
The project should be submitted via the Edmodo Platform between 9 and 16 May 2020.
Last month, the Ministry of Education announced that students should prepare one multidiscipline research paper for the whole year, rather than for every subject, to pass the academic year instead of final exams.
Students have to choose one project from the three suggested by the ministry. The project can be completed either individually or as part of a group.