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The Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) announced that Abu Dhabi schools are ready for the end of the 2015-2016 examinations. A number of 64875 students will sit for their exams, out of whom 14733 students will sit for Grade 12 Ministry of Education (MoE) curriculum exams.

Grade 12 exams are scheduled to start on Sunday 29th May 2016 and ends on Tuesday 7th June 2016 for the science stream and 9th June 2016 for the literature stream. Postponed and re-sitting for exams starts on 21st June 2016 and ends 27th June 2016. Results will be announced on the 30th June 2016.

During a meeting with Cycle 3 school principals, Mr. Mohammad Salem Al-Dhaheri, ADEC’s Executive Director of School Operations, said that ADEC has taken all the necessary measures to provide students with a suitable setting to reflect on their exam performance.

Mr. Al-Dhaheri added that the school’s administration plays a significant role in organizing end of year exams, ensuring optimal use of school facilities to receive Grade 12 students during exams, schedule invigilating teachers in a way that does not affect other grades. He pointed out that Grade 1 to Grade 11 students will continue to attend classes until the end of school year (i.e. 23/6/2016).

“ADEC is keen to provide all special needs students with individual needs and requirements, including students from across MoE private schools, adult education centers and home schools,” he added.

During the meeting a number of issues were reviewed to include the formation of task forces and specifying their mandates as well as the lists of exam invigilators, venues, Grade 12 exam control and monitoring committee to oversee exam papers’ processing and delivery.

Moreover, examination venue preparations was also reviewed, including availability of proper air conditioning, lighting, number of students in each hall, ensuring walls are free from any subject-related materials and provision of sufficient number of invigilators. In addition, do’s and don’ts, maintaining confidentiality of examination papers and compliance with applicable exam regulations were specified.

With regard to receipt and delivery of exam papers, a committee will be formed to receive papers from the printing press, verify the receipt of exam booklets, accuracy of data, number of envelops, subject materials and date of the exam.

- ADEC Media