Around three million students from all grades except 9th and 12th began their final exams on Sunday, despite continued terrorism attacks on educational institutions.
The Education Ministry has finished all preparations for conducting the exams, with Minister Hazwan al-Waz telling the national news agency, SANA, that education directorates in all provinces are fully prepared to hold exams in suitable environments.
Waz said that school attendance for the 2013-2014 school year reached 72% for students and nearly 92% for teachers and staff.
The minister said preparations for the 9th and 12th grade exams are underway and that they will be held on schedule at centers designated in coordination with governors and heads of education directorates, also wishing all students the best of luck in the exams.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer