New Tawjihi measures to establish ‘more just’ system


New Tawjihi measures to establish ‘more just’ system
  1. New Tawjihi measures to establish ‘more just’ system
    en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) will witness a “quantum leap” in the coming few years, taking into account students’ individual abilities and preferences, according to Education Minister Omar Razzaz. During a meeting with journalists on Sunday, he no…
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AMMONNEWS - The General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) will witness a “quantum leap” in the coming few years, taking into account students’ individual abilities and preferences, according to Education Minister Omar Razzaz. During a meeting with journalists on Sunday, he noted that using the same evaluation standards for all students was “unfair” and “illogical”, adding that this had prompted the ministry to take several measures to modify the Tawjihi’s grading system.The new plan includes the cancellation of the pass/fail classification in a bid to direct students to paths and specialisations that better reflect their potential and personal aspirations, as well as the introduction of the percentile system, which assesses the value of a student’s grades. “For instance, a student from Bseira District who got 87 per cent in the Tawjihi might be the highest achieving in his region. Therefore, he might be eligible to study medicine and come back to serve the district,” Razzaz said, noting that no student from Central Badia has enrolled in any medicine and engineering school for over four years. “We know that the quality of education varies from region to region, from public to private, and even from one classroom to another, and the percentile system would enable us to reach some sort of justice,” the minister added. The new grading system will be applied next year, enabling universities to decide the threshold score to enter a given major.Meanwhile…

  1. Rare Parthian clay works samples identified in western Iran

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture
    08.16 / 22:12 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA - Works and remains from the Neolithic, Copper and Stone, and Bronze Age eras up to the second millennium BC as well as rare samples of clay works in the Parthian era were identified in Kermanshah province in Western…
  2. The Revival of Egyptian Cinema: An Exclusive Interview with Ahmed Malek

    Egyptianstreets.com - Arts&Culture
    08.16 / 19:02 egyptianstreets.com
    By Hayat Aljowaily, originally published on Le Zadig Cairo has always been an epicenter of arts and culture in the Middle East, with Egyptian cinema long being recognized as one of the best, regionally and internationally. The Egyptian cinema industry peaked between the 1940s and 1970s, introducing stars like Soad Hosny, Abdel Halim Hafez, Laila Mourad, and Omar Sharif [&#…
  3. Swiss Foreign Minister inaugurates project in Azraq refugee camp

    En.ammonnews.net - Arts&Culture
    08.16 / 16:10 en.ammonnews.net
    AMMONNEWS - Swiss Foreign Minister, Didier Burkhalter, late Friday officially handed over a borehole and the main connecting pipelines, funded by his country, to provide sustainable and safe drinking water supply in Azzraq refugee camp.The project, which was announced by Swiss Foreign Minister…
  4. Evrensel: Gender and LGBTIs in Alevism*

    Lgbtinewsturkey.com - Culture
    08.16 / 10:03 lgbtinewsturkey.com
    Source: Ali Kenanoğlu, “Alevilikte Cinisyet ve LGBTI’ler,” Evrensel, 21 July, 2017 https://www.evrensel.net/yazi/79533/alevilikte-cinsiyet-ve-lgbtiler In prevalent faiths or religions with holy books, such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam, the attitude towards individuals with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) sexual identity is very rigid. Every year the biggest threats against the LGBTIs who want to [̷…
  5. Roy “Chicky” Arad’s Music and Political Poetry

    Tlv1.fm - Arts&Culture
    08.16 / 05:06 tlv1.fm
    Today's episode features pieces from Roy "Chicky" Arad, whose works range from poetry and novels, to music and painting, to journalism and activism. The post Roy “Chicky” Arad’s Music and Political Poetry appeared first on TLV1…
  6. Ancient works, monuments identified in southwestern Iran

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture
    08.15 / 22:05 irna.ir
    Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA – The archeological explorations in the central part of the city of Ben, Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province resulted in identifying 93 ancient works and monuments from the Copper to Stone up to the Qajar and Pahlavi e…
  7. Red Crescent volunteer organization with 2mn members

    Irna.ir - Arts&Culture
    08.15 / 22:05 irna.ir
    Mashad, Aug 15, IRNA – Head of the Red Crescent Volunteer Organization Reza Andam said on Tuesday that 2 million Iranian citizens are members of the o…
  8. In razing its modernist buildings, Iran is erasing its past Western influence

    Yourmiddleeast.com - Culture
    08.15 / 22:02 yourmiddleeast.com
    Hassan Rouhani’s re-election as Iran’s president has rekindled hope for liberals in the country. During his first term, Iran began edging closer to the West, and his positions on both international and domestic affairs indicate further openness to its influence.Current battleground issues in Iran include not just social and economic policy but also cultural concerns. Specifically, say architects and historians, Iran must take action to protect its modern architectural heritage before it’s t…
  9. KaosGL: The rumour that he was “spreading homosexuality” and the expulsion that followed

    Lgbtinewsturkey.com - Culture
    08.15 / 13:06 lgbtinewsturkey.com
    Assist. Prof. Çağlar Deniz told KaosGL.org the process that prepared the ground for his expulsion via delegated legislation: “Two academicians who built sentences like ‘I heard you went to a gay bar’, ‘He is spreading homosexuality’, or ‘He is propagating against national and sentimental values with his qualification as a theologian’ about me” Source: Yıldız […]…