Students of Latin Patriarchate schools in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and Gaza achieve 98% passing rate in Tawjihi exams

By: Layal Hazboun/

PALESTINE – On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced the results of the general secondary examinations “Tawjihi”, across the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip for the academic year 2020/2021. The Latin Patriarchate Schools have achieved a success rate of 98%, while a 100% success rate was achieved at the Latin Patriarchate Schools of Taybeh, Nablus, Beit Jala, and Beit Sahour.

This year, 256 Latin Patriarchate Schools’ students sat for the Tawjihi exams, of whom 250 have succeeded, achieving a success rate of 98%. The Latin Patriarchate School in Beit Jala ranked first in the humanities stream with a rate of 99.4%, while Al-Ahliyyah College in Ramallah ranked first in the scientific stream with the same rate.

The general secondary examinations “Tawjihi” are considered a crucial stage in the life and future of every Palestinian student, as they determine the possibility of registering in the country’s various universities, as well as the university major for which the student wishes to register.

Mohammad Awwad, Palestinian education ministry official, revealed during a press conference that the number of students sitting for the Tawjihi exams in all streams reached 82,924 students this year in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, of whom 59,182 students succeeded, achieving a success rate of 71.37%.

The success rate in the scientific stream reached 85.6%, while it reached 65.2% in the humanities stream, 71.6% in the entrepreneurship stream, and 71.2% in the professional stream. The highest averages for the scientific, humanities, and entrepreneurship streams were 99.7%, compared to 99.3% for the industrial stream.

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