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Tawjihi session concludes with 88% drop in violations

By JT - Jun 28,2015 - Last updated at Jun 28,2015

Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat checks on students sitting for the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination in Zarqa on Saturday (Petra photo)

AMMAN — The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination’s (Tawjihi) summer session concluded on Sunday with an 88 per cent drop in violations compared to previous sessions, according to Education Minister Mohammad Thneibat.

It is too early to announce the results since the process of correcting test papers is still ongoing, Thneibat said, adding that no infiltration of exam halls took place during this year’s summer session, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The minister said 750 violations were recorded this session, whereas 6,000 violations were recorded in the 2014 winter session, highlighting the success of controlling exam procedures and enforcing the law, which restored the “respected” status of Tawjihi and the Education Ministry. 

He commended the efforts by teachers and education directorates in supervising the exam procedures efficiently, as well the students for adhering to the regulations and showing awareness that brought Tawjihi back on track.

He also lauded the efforts of the entities that help in regulating the exams, such as the interior and ICT ministries, the Audit Bureau, the Public Security Department, the Gendarmerie Department and media outlets, Petra reported. 

Students’ score in Tawjihi decides their future in higher education.

A total of 127,834 students in both the academic and vocational streams had registered for the Tawjihi summer session.

Regular students accounted for 90,500 of the total, while the remaining 37,334 students were enrolled in the private study programme.


Some 35,900 students were registered in the scientific stream, 20,900 in the literary stream and 48,200 in the IT stream, while the rest were distributed in other streams.

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