Iraq arranges for displaced Ninawa students to sit final exams

Iraq arranges for displaced Ninawa students to sit final exams

Mawtani.com, a service of Al-Shorfa, Wed, Aug 6, 2014

by Khalid al-Taie

Displaced elementary, middle and junior high school students from Ninawa province will be able to sit for their final ministerial exams for the academic year in other provinces under a new Ministry of Education plan.

Displaced students can now register at the test departments of the education directorates in the provinces where they fled in the wake of "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) violence.

This will enable them to participate in the second round of exams, set for August 16th and 17th, and September 2nd, the ministry said.

All educational directorates have been instructed to assist displaced students by helping them fill out the forms required for sitting the exams and opening appropriate examination centres.

"We invited [displaced] students to visit our directorates in the provinces they had gone to with their families to escape from the terrorist gang ISIL," the ministry's permanent exams committee chairman Ali al-Ibrahimi told Mawtani.

The ministry has opened four examination centres in al-Sulaimaniya, Erbil and Dohuk, which are sheltering the majority of people displaced from Ninawa province, thousands of whom are living in temporary camps and shelters, he said.

Additional centres have been opened in Baghdad, Karbala, Basra and Babel, he added.

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