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Tawjihi winter session starts today

By JT - Jan 06,2018 - Last updated at Jan 06,2018

Some 117,491 students will sit for the Tawjihi exams on Sunday (File photo)

AMMAN — The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) 2017 winter session will start today and end on January 23, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday.

Around 117,491 students will sit for the exams on the first day, of whom 89,968 are regular students while 41,751 are private-study applicants who failed in previous sessions, according to Education Ministry spokesperson Walid Jallad.

A total of 175,947 students have registered for the winter session, he added.

Jallad noted that the national exam will be held in 1,581 halls in 522 schools across the Kingdom, adding that 17,000 teachers will be working as exam invigilators, while some 19,000 teachers will be grading the tests in 87 evaluation centres across the country.

For the first time, the ministry has provided an e-service for students to know about the Tawjihi examinations centres through, Jallad said.

The ministry has urged students to commit to the exams’ regulations, which include not bringing any kind of pen or pencil as they will be provided by the ministry. 

The exams will be split into two sessions: the first at 11am and the second at 1:30pm.

Jallad explained that the ministry has formed an operations room at the ministry’s headquarters, along with another operation rooms at the directorate of exams. The centres will receive the comments and enquiries from exam halls and the community and prepare a report which will be delivered to the minister on a daily basis.


He pointed out that any enquiries can be received on the following numbers: 0796142000, 0772370383, 0777222151, 0796795968, 0795720601, landline: 065654918, 065699916, fax 064646654.

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