Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly said on Thursday that the national system of final exams taken by Egyptian high-school students – known as “Thanaweya Amma” – will be a mix of digital and hard-copy.
Madbouly added that the new exams' system was tested in the past two months to make the process run smoothly online.
From his side, Education Minister Tarek Shawki stated that the final date of this year's Thanaweya Amma exams has not been determined yet.
He revealed that a trial exam will be held later in June.
Shawki added that a press conference will be held next week to explain the full details for the exams this year.
He also stated that this year the students will solve the exams on the tablet and will also be given a hard copy of the tests.
Telecommunication Minister Amr Talaat said during the press conference that 2500 schools were connected by fiber optics, adding that there is coordination between the ministries of education and telecommunication to ensure the success of the examination system.
This conference comes following a meeting of the prime minister and ministers of education and telecommunication with President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi earlier Thursday.
According to the president, Sisi gave his directives to facilitate procedures for holding Thanaweya Amma exams under the newly introduced system.