-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Thursday, September 18, 2008

472) Would we Kiss Thanawiya Amma Goodbye?!

If this really happens, then finally the annual terrorism of Thanawia Amma is over.

Mohaly

Thanawiya amma, Egypt’s national secondary school certificate, will be transformed, bringing an end to a system where the future of high school students depends entirely on a single grade.

The new system is slated to include two different types of curricula. The first one includes core requirements obligatory for all students and whose grade will be based on a single exam at the end of the academic year.

The second one includes optional subjects that students choose from according to their interests and from the field in which they plan to major at college. The final grade on these subjects will depend on a final exam at the students’ own school, as well as an evaluation of their performance throughout the year.

Students will be required to take standardized entry tests to determine their acceptance into their field of choice at university.

4 comments:

omar said...

that would be great i hope someday i wont see this BS certificate

jessyz said...

I really do hope so, I also hope that it will include subjects that will add value to the students in their lives.

Mona said...

I am sorry, I am a slow learner. I confess that I don't get the point.

Is the italic script in your post a proposed change to be explored or a change that has already been approved?

How would the change make any difference if the GPA of the core classes continues to be based on the last year or two of high school?

Mohaly said...

No the italic script is the news (usually i do that in the blog when it is not my words)

change because of 2 things, there is no 1 big exam it is many things on several years that add up to the final grade + this final grade is not the only criteria as there is another placement exam for each major.