Education Ministry responds to anger over new matriculation guidelines with yet another change on Monday evening. The newest guidelines have delivery services bringing the exam questionnaires directly to approximately half the schools in the country. The rest of the schools will send two representatives to sign for the packages of questionnaires at the post office and will be held accountable for their safety until the start of the exam.
The past two weeks have seen four matriculation exams leaked over social media, sparking outcry from students, parents, and teachers, and changes in guidelines from the Education Ministry.
The National Parents Association slammed the Education Ministry’s interim guidelines that were in effect from last week until this evening, which mandated 45 minute lockdown for students before the start of each exam while the questionnaires were transmitted to schools electronically and printed during that time.