File - Students take their official exams at a school in Beirut, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The UCC has already announced that it is boycotting the exams this year, initially prompting Education Minister Elias Bou Saab to postpone them for five days.While it is not yet known whether there will be teachers to moderate the tests starting Thursday, the Education Ministry has already handed out the students' exam cards.Each test is prepared by a committee composed of between 10 and 15 professional teachers.The committee gathers the night before at the Education Ministry and readies the exam set for the next day. Members of the committee are then timed as they take the exam themselves. After the test has been taken, the committee gathers between 400 and 500 teachers and shows them how to properly correct the exams.Students are given approximately a month to study for exams, which cover the entire year's curriculum.
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