STUDENTS MISSING EXAMS DUE TO VACCINATION SHALL GET SECOND CHANCE

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Giving utmost importance to the National Campaign for COVID-19 vaccination, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education has coordinated with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to avoid overlapping of dates of school exams with vaccine appointments for the students.

“If the dates clash, the students will be given a chance to appear in the second round of examinations,” said Adviser to the Minister of Education and Higher Education, Mohamad Al Bashri, while speaking in a Qatar TV programme yesterday.

The second-semester exams of secondary school certificates for the academic year 2020-21 started yesterday. He said about 70 percent students from secondary schools have been vaccinated against COVID-19.

“So far, with the cooperation of MoPH, 97 percent school staff including teachers, administrators, and workers in government and private schools have been vaccinated fully against COVID-19,” said Al Bashri.

He said it is mandatory for students from grades 1 to 12 to take the examinations in person in their schools. “Only students infected with COVID-19 and those who came in contact with infected persons are exempted from the examinations. Such students will show a medical certificate issued by MoPH to get the chance in the second round of examinations,” said Al Bashri.

SOURCE : COVER

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