Education Ministry reviews minimizing example questions prepared for GCSE students

Education Ministry reviews minimizing example questions prepared for GCSE students

September 07, 2020 - 20:15
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education, Adel Jumaa is studying the possibility of reducing the "example questions" published by the Education Ministry, as guidance to help students preparing for the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams to review their lessons.

This came during his meeting on Sunday, with the heads of the technical committees in charge of the school return program.

The meeting was devoted to assessing the situation, after one week back in schools for students of the (GCSE) level.

The attendees exchanged views and shared experiences of teachers, pupils, and parents, with respect to applying the precautionary measures, such as wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping students in social bubbles, to note what works and what needs to be amended.

The undersecretary gave orders to the Response and Prevention Committee to continue following up on the epidemiological situation that may occur in any city, in cooperation with the relevant health authorities.

It is noteworthy that the Education Ministry has published around 300 questions for each subject on its website for GCSE students to study from, but students argue its too much.

Another issue raised by parents is that not all families have access to online services not to mention the long hours of power cuts, forcing some parents to pay to get these questions printed from book stores.