The Minister of Education, Darem Tabaa, announced that the ministry would use the technology of encoding exam questions, and installing surveillance cameras in the hall, for the first time in Syria this year.
Tabaa added, in an interview with the state-run Al-Baath newspaper, on Thursday, May 6, that new measures will be taken in the examination halls for the primary and secondary education certificates, in order to reach the results of a “fair and impartial” examination process among students.
According to Tabbaa, coding technology for the questions will depend on printing the examination questions in the capital’s center, distributing them in a confidential electronic manner, and encrypting them in agreement with the Ministry of Communications.
The questions will be distributed to the examination centers in the various governorates, and the responsibility for decoding the code will be limited to a specific person in each governorate, through a special key, according to the Minister of Education.
Tabaa explained that, in coordination with the informatics departments in the various governorates, reliance will be placed on surveillance cameras that will be placed in the examination halls.
Monitor the cameras in the center’s director’s room, and will link centrally with the Ministry of Education, to return to it in the event of a defect in the exam’s progress.
Fraud has increased in an exaggerated manner within schools in recent years, forcing some countries outside Syria to reconsider the diplomas obtained during the war period, and some of them made a decision not to recognize these certificates.
The exams for the ninth grade in all its branches begin on the 30th of May, and the baccalaureate examinations in all its branches start on the 31st of the same month.