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New Tawjihi regulations scrap ‘fail’ label

By JT - Oct 02,2017 - Last updated at Oct 02,2017

AMMAN — The 2017 regulations for the General Secondary Education Certificate Examination (Tawjihi) that were published in the recent issue of the Official Gazette removed the word “fail” in the exam result, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The new regulations describe the results of the exam with phrases such as “disqualified due to insufficient school grades” for regular students who fail at school in courses they register at a certain session.

Phrases include “disqualified due to absence” if a student was registered absent in all school courses he or she was meant to sit in for a session, “disqualified for violating exam regulations” if a student was banned from sitting for at least one session.

The regulations also insert the phrase “Tawjihi absent” if a student was absent in all courses he or she registered for at the general exam.

Under the new regulations, the regular students’ grades will be calculated out of 1,400 as of the current academic year for university admission purposes.

The regulations also allowed new regular students and irregular students to sit for the exam with an open number of sessions without losing their right to sit for the exam, as of the 2017/2018 scholastic year.

Tawjihi students who have not yet succeeded in the exam can now sit for up to four sessions, providing that the period does not exceed three years starting from the first time they sat for the exam.


Those who have not succeeded and applied for the exam in the 2016/2017 academic year can now sit again for Tawjihi as of the 2017/2018 winter session, providing that they succeed as late as the summer session of 2019.

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