The general exams for the primary and secondary certificates for Libyan students abroad kicked off in 34 countries on Saturday, amid exceptional measures due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
This follows months of homestay, with online classes due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 and the government’s measures to curb its spread.
"All required procedures and virus prevention measures have been put in place," said the Director of the National Examination Center, Ahmed Masoud.
Around 1990 Libyan students abroad will sit for the secondary and junior certificate exams this year; 1029 of them will test for the Preparatory Certificate, according to the Education Ministry, while 921 students will take their General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams.
The ministry further explained that it had commissioned 70 examination boards to oversee the Preparatory Certificate exams, in addition to 68 boards for the scientific section of the GCSE, and 26 for supervising the GCSE literary section.