Published: 2019-02-25 16:37
Last Updated: 2019-02-26 09:00
After Tawjihi students organized a protest on early Monday, February 25, 2019, against the one session system of the Tawjihi examination, the media spokesman for the Ministry of Education, Waleed al-Jallad, stressed that there is no return from the one session system, adding that the new system has many positive aspects for the benefit of the student in the first place.
Jallad said that the Ministry is planning to computerize exams in the upcoming years, which will enable students to sit for exams multiple times throughout the year.
The Ministry is also planning to meet with Tawjihi students and their parents to explain the new system in details.
The Director of the Examinations Department at the Ministry of Education, Nawaf Ajrameh, has already met with a number of students participating in the sit-in and familiarized them with some aspects of the new system, most notably the reduction of the number of subjects to eight instead of nine.
Ajarmah added that the system will contribute significantly to alleviate the emotional stress placed on students and parents, and gives students enough time to choose the subjects that suit them and match with their tendencies according to the stream they are studying.
Students who study in the Scientific stream will be sitting for the four subjects common between all streams- Arabic, English, History of Jordan and Islamic Religion, in addition to Math, while the student can choose three of the elective subjects and accordingly the highest two marks of them will be calculated in the total average.
The system requires students wishing to study medicine or any related field to study Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences.
Students wishing to join the Faculty of Engineering must choose the three subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences), in addition to Earth Science and Environment.
Students who wish to enroll in any science-related field, have to choose any three of the subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Life Sciences and Earth Science and Environment).
In the Literary stream, students will also be sitting for the four subjects common between all streams- Arabic, English, History of Jordan and Islamic Religion.
In addition, students are free to choose any three majors in the literary section: Arabic Language / specialization, French Language, Islamic Sciences, History of Arabs and the World, Geography, Financial Literacy, and Computer Science, provided that the subject "Arabic Language/specialization (1) must be one of them in order to be calculated in the total average in addition to the highest two marks of any other subjects.
The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination board in the Ministry of Education decided to hold the next summer session of Tawjihi on June 15, 2019, and after the Tawjihi results are announced, students, who failed in courses, can resit for exams.
The board also decided to hold the Math's exam for the Scientific stream and the Arabic Language/specialization's exam for the Literary stream in two separate sessions in each semester during the next summer session, while decided to reduce the fees of one subject for students studying on their own expenses from JD30 to JD10 as of the next exam session, which allows students to submit for exams multiple times throughout the year.