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Tawjihi winter session to start January 7

175,947 students to sit for General Secondary Education Certificate Examination

By JT - Jan 02,2018 - Last updated at Jan 02,2018

AMMAN — The Ministry of Education has allocated 1,581 examination halls for the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination’s (Tawjihi) winter session which starts on January 7, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday.

The halls are distributed in 522 schools across the Kingdom, according to the director of the examination department at the ministry, Nawaf Ajarmeh. 

The ministry also allocated an examination hall at the King Hussein Cancer Centre and other halls in rehabilitation centres. Ajarmeh added that for the first time the ministry has allowed exams to be held in halls in private schools halls "which have safe and adequate environment". 

He said in a statement on Monday that around 17,000 teachers will be working as exam invigilators, while around 19,000 teachers will grade the answer sheets in 87 evaluation centres across the country. 

Ajarmeh said that 175,947 students in the academic and vocational branches will sit for the Tawjihi winter session. 


During a meeting held by the ministry's central planning committee on Tuesday, the ministry has finalised all preparations for the Tawjihi winter session which will be held between January 7 and January 23, according to Petra. 

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