Egypt's education ministry postpones Thursday exams as heatwave reaches peak

Ahram Online , Wednesday 22 May 2019

Egyptian students
A file photo of Egyptian high school students in their final exams (Photo:Al-Ahram)

Egypt's Ministry of Education announced on Wednesday that it is postponing high school final exams that were set to be held on Thursday due to the ongoing heatwave in the country.

The ministry said that the first-year high school (grade 10) final exams will be postponed to Saturday 1 June, adding that the rest of the exams will be held on schedule.

Egypt is currently experiencing a heatwave that will reach its climax on Thursday at 45 degrees Celsius in Cairo. 

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