The central operations room of Ministry of Education said that it detected 16 cases of academic misconduct during the second day of the Thanaweya Amma exams (school leaving exams) on Thursday. The ministry stressed that it would take the required legal measures against those involved.
The cases were spotted at several exam committees in Qaliubiya, Cairo, Beheira, Beni Suef, Sharqeya, Giza, and Alexandria, the ministry said.
Meanwhile, the ministry added that three students were allegedly involved in leaking the English Language exam on Thursday.
The ministry said that these students, who are from Qaliubiya, Beni Suef and Beheira, photocopied parts of the English language exam and released the photos on social media. All legal measures will be taken against the violators, the ministry added.
Meanwhile, 14 students and 3 invigilators in Luxor, South Sinai, Giza, Alexandria, Minya, Damietta, Qena, Beheira, Gharbia, and Matrouh have been transferred to the hospital after showing illness.
Thanaweya Amma exams kicked off on Sunday 21 June this week, under strict precautionary measures due the critical circumstances of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Over 650,000 Thanaweya Amma students have begun their exams across the country at 56,591 exam committees.