The Egyptian Minister of Education, Tarek Shawky, announced that all high school exams committees will have cameras inside, for the first time, with the aim of recording everything that happens inside the committee, and controlling those who cheat.
Shawky said, in a telephone interview, yesterday, Saturday, with the “Al-Hekaya” program, presented by the media, Amr Adib, on the “MBCMASR” channel, that the high school this year is witnessing unprecedented events, especially in light of the presence of 3 experimental exams. Before the final exam scheduled for July 10 next.
Shawky explained that the upcoming high school exams will combine the paper and electronic systems, in order not to provoke students’ fear in the event of technical problems affecting the electronic exam, and the correction will also be electronic, while allowing the presence of books with students during exams, which are held in the “open book” system. .
On the other hand, the Minister of Education announced the postponement of secondary exams for students infected with the Corona virus for the second round, with full grades, provided that the student submits medical documents that prove that he was infected with the Corona virus during the timing of the exam, stressing the emphasis on observing the precautionary measures related to the Corona virus in All committees.
The Minister indicated that the teachers participating in the examination control process have been vaccinated against the Corona virus, after the government agreed to give them priority access to the vaccine, while students will be obligated to wear medical masks inside the examination committees, and not remove them throughout the examination time.
The Minister of Education warned against cheating in the 2021 high school exams, saying, “Cheating has catastrophic consequences, and the penalty may reach imprisonment and a fine, and any kind of fraud such as hacking devices and others will be severely punished,” stressing that the state will deal with electronic cheating differently this year. .
The minister challenged the electronic cheat pages to succeed in leaking exam questions this year, pointing to measures taken by the ministry to thwart any attempt to leak the exam, including printing secret numbers on the answer sheets, to identify the identity of any student who tries to cheat and publish the answers through social networking sites.
Although the minister announced the use of surveillance cameras for the first time this year; However, it will not be the first time in practice, as the high school exams witnessed the installation of cameras inside the committees in previous years, starting in 2018, according to what was published on Egyptian news sites.
For years, the ministry has been fighting the leaking of high school exams and others, through social media, through the “Shaoming” pages, which publish exam questions simultaneously with the start of the exam.
Last month, the security services arrested a young man; For managing a group called “Shaoming 2021” on a social networking site, and for publishing posts that include announcing his ability to provide exam questions for some colleges and high schools in exchange for sums of money.