(MENAFN - Arab News) Exams commence today across the kingdom quelling speculation that the education ministry would change exam dates this year due to the coronavirus.
jeddah was calm over the weekend ahead of the exams over 259000 students will sit the exams in the city alone. of them there are roughly 145000 middle-school students and 114000 secondary school students according to the education ministry.
both the education and higher education ministries have made elaborate arrangements for the examinations across the kingdom.
jeddah's traffic police have deployed additonal patrols to control traffic while medical teams will visit examination centers to render medical care where needed.
students were taught common stress-busters and time management techniques ahead of exams in addition to being provided with refreshments.
students have a 30-minute interval between sessions.
feras bana who is scheduled to graduate told arab news that he is hopeful he will secure good marks.
another student mohammed shami jari said that he is employed in the private sector but opted to pursue further education to be able to further his career.