With the horrific spread of the Corona virus in Egypt, parents and a number of education experts called to cancel the first-semester exams and hold one exam at the end of the school year in order to preserve students’ health and prevent the spread of infection and the increase in the number of people infected with the virus.
Some parents and students called for scientific research by students of the transportation years in all educational stages as an alternative procedure for exams, similar to what was done last year, in order to limit the spread of the virus among students. This comes amid the spread of news on social media about scheduling exams and postponing them to the end of the school year.
Cancellation is better
On Facebook, Magda Hassan called for canceling exams for the first semester and not only postponing.
Umniah tweeted on her Twitter account, saying: “Far from the imposed Hazar, there is a ban not to postpone exams, but our lives are in danger. For my mother and my sisters at home in Corona, if something were to cause them, God forbid, I would be the reason, I wish we would think about others.
On the other hand, the Ministry of Education of the government of the coup announced that all the pages and websites that had been published about examining dates were not representative. Noting that it will not resort to generalizing the idea of research as a means of evaluating students in transport classes during the coming period after the end of the mid-year vacation scheduled for it until February 20 as an alternative to exams. He added that it will not resort to research because of what many have done last year, where “they have wasted their educational and educational value and we have lost equal opportunities in fair evaluation, as the ministry said.”
The future of distance education
On the conditions of education in light of the spread of the Corona pandemic, a recent scientific study confirmed that distance education will become the basis during the coming period, in light of the challenges that students, teachers and parents alike face, due to Corona, which caused the largest global disruption to the education system at all. Pointing out that the world has lost more than 1.5 billion children valuable teaching time with the closure of schools, prompting innovation using new technologies, and also prompting governments to accelerate investment in digital infrastructure to continue providing curricula.
And she warned that teachers may face an identity crisis, in light of the increase in reliance on technology, which could push teachers to rethink their roles as teachers, as the number of students who obtain knowledge with the click of a button increases more than ever before, so teachers will have to To teach children the skills to choose what they need among the vast amount of information that is made available to them through skills such as critical thinking, discussion and responsibility.
The study predicts that many will be left behind in the future of digital learning. Because it requires things that may not be readily available in many families, such as access to machines and adequate supervision, preferably in a quiet and unobstructed location. Considering that the growing digital divide may lead to pressure on policy-makers to increase spending on the education sector and provide rural communities with the digital infrastructure necessary to provide distance learning resources.
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