KUWAIT: Around 43,000 grade 12 students in public and Arabic private schools started their final exams on Sunday. Education Minister Dr Hamad Al-Adwani toured a number of schools to oversee the process and preparations put in place to facilitate the test-taking process for students, as well as efforts to prevent cheating. Schools opened their doors for 26,576 students in the scientific stream and 17,314 in the literary stream who are taking their end-of-year exams for their last stage of high school.
“The ministry made sure to provide a positive atmosphere for students,” Minister Dr Adwani told reporters, adding that ministry personnel are achieving balance between ensuring a stress-free environment for students while tackling “negative aspects that may happen at examination halls”, such as cheating. The Interior Ministry had announced Thursday that police arrested three people accused of leaking high school final exams for all grades.