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Universities, schools to remain shut for academic year

Armenia’s Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Arayik Harutyunyan has announced that the country will not reopen schools and universities by the end of the current academic year, writes Siranush Ghazanchyan for Public Radio of Armenia.

Instead, the ministry could consider reopening the educational establishments a week before 1 September. Additional classes could be organised on Saturdays in September and October and no exams will be held in the fourth and ninth grades in general schools. High school students will not take exams. The final score will be summed up based on the results of the grades received before 15 March and during the first term.

In higher education establishments, the form of exams will be decided by each institution in strict compliance with anti-epidemic norms. Applicants will only take one exam. They can register from 25 May to 15 June and select the specialisation and the educational establishment. Entrance exams will be held in early July.
Full report on the Public Radio of Armenia site

Meanwhile, in Romania, President Klaus Iohannis also announced, after a new sitting on measures to contain the COVID-19 epidemic, that schools and kindergartens are not to be re-opened anymore during the current academic year which ends on 12 June, and university students will continue to study online, writes Alina Grigoras for the Romania Journal.
Full report on the Romania Journal site

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