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Sunday, 6 June 2021

Talk Shows on 6 June 2021: Thanaweya Amma details announced + Lamees interviews SCA head on Ever Given debacle

Thanaweya Amma exams was the hot topic of the nation’s talk shows last night, after Education Minister Tarek Shawki announced at a presser yesterday that Thanaweya Amma students will sit for their end-of-year exams between 10 July and 2 August. Those who have received tablets will be required to submit their answers electronically, while those who haven’t will receive paper exams only.

Shawki was everywhere last night to explain the changes: The shift to an online system should not create confusion for Thanaweya Amma students nor parents and is not meant to introduce students to a brand new exam setting, Shawki said in a phone-in to Al Qahera Wel Nas (watch, runtime: 17:40). The government has been working to familiarize students with answering exams through bubble sheets since the 2018-2019 academic year when high schoolers first got their hands on their tablets, he said. This year’s tests will be open-book examinations that contain questions testing students’ understanding of information, and for the first time, surveillance cameras will monitor exam settings to crack down on cheating, the minister told El Hekaya’s Amr Adib (watch, runtime: 15:49). Students will not be allowed to use the internet during exams but the devices will be monitored to ensure no one tampers or hacks them, Shawki said on Ala Mas’ouleety (watch, runtime: 16:08). Kelma Akhira also had coverage of the minister’s meeting with reporters (watch, runtime: 1:36).

The Ever Given dispute was back last night, when Kelma Akihra’s Lamees El Hadidi (watch, runtime: 7:17) and Al Hayah Al Youm’s Lobna Assal (watch, runtime: 11:42) interviewed Suez Canal Authority boss Osama Rabie. Rabie blamed the container ship’s owners and ins. company, who are refusing to pay more than USD 150 mn in compensation, and complained that ins. outfit UK Club is trying to blame the SCA for allowing the ship to travel too fast through the canal. Under the international navigation rules, the ship’s captain is solely responsible for exceeding the speed limit, he said, suggesting that the Ismailia Economic Court is unlikely to buy into UK Club’s argument.

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