Egypt postpones Thanaweya exams for its students in Sudan ‘until situation stabilises’

Ahram Online , Tuesday 25 Apr 2023

The Egyptian Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday the postponement of final exams for students of Thanaweya Amma (Grade 12) and high school diplomas in Sudan “until the security situation stabilises.”

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File Photo: Students of Thanaweya Amma taking final exams. Al-Ahram


The decision came amid the deadly and ongoing clashes between the Sudanese Armed Forces and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which have lasted for almost two weeks.

Moreover, Egyptian Thanaweya Amma students who evacuated Sudan will have the option to perform them at the end of the current school year 2022-2023, which ends in July, or postpone them to August, the ministry said.

This procedure aims to give Egyptian students returning from Sudan time to prepare and study before their final exams, Minister of Education Reda Hegazy said.

Hegazy also ordered that all assistance be given to ensure evacuated students rejoin their old schools in Egypt.

Egypt has around 10,000 citizens in Sudan, including 5,000 students, who are trying to evacuate amid clashes that have killed 427 people, including an Egyptian diplomat and wounded thousands.

Egypt has evacuated 1539 citizens since the start of its evacuation plan between on Sunday and has received many foreign nationals, including those from Sudan.

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