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Sharjah schools can hold only one exam per day: Ruler's directive

Sharjah - A mother aired a complaint after seeing how her child had to study for two exams in one day.

By Web report

Published: Fri 12 Mar 2021, 4:20 PM

Last updated: Fri 12 Mar 2021, 4:34 PM

No school in Sharjah is allowed to conduct two exams in one day, the authorities have said after a complaint from a parent reached His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of the Emirate.

Seeing how her child was struggling to study for two exams scheduled on one day, Umm Mohammed requested that the Sharjah Ruler urgently speak to the student’s private school as she found the practice unfair. She aired her concern on a Sharjah Radio programme, according to a report by Arabic daily Al Bayan.

“Students won’t be able to focus as they have to study for two exams. This affects their grades negatively, and they are afraid of failing the exams,” the mother had said.

Responding to the complaint, Sheikh Dr Sultan immediately directed the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA) to speak to the school.

Ali Alhosny, director of the SPEA, said their team had swung into action and stood with the students. The authority discussed the matter with the educational institution and clarified that no school should hold more than one exam per day. It also reached out to the mother to explain the actions that had been taken to resolve the issue.

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