Today, the final qualifying exams for the Syrian Science Olympiad 2023 continued in their second round to select the members of the national teams that will represent Syria in the international Olympiad competitions during the coming period in the specializations of “mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and informatics.”
281 male and female students from different governorates are participating in the tests, who are first-year high school students who qualified from the current season’s qualifiers, as well as students who achieved first ranks in the Scientific Olympiad for adolescents in mathematics and science, and the first in the school programming competition, as well as the first programming marathon for children and adolescents for the year 2022. Question models were developed by the central scientific committees of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad.
The Director of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad in the Authority for Excellence and Creativity, Eng. Lynn Qassem, said in a statement to SANA reporter: The scientific committees have begun the process of correcting and calculating the final marks for the participants, and according to the outcome of the two exams, the first 15 students will be named in each major, and the names of the winners will be announced during an official ceremony that will be held tomorrow in Dar Al-Assad Center for Culture and Arts in Damascus to crown them with medals, laurel wreaths and certificates of appreciation.
Qasim explained that the coronation of the new members of the national teams will be similar to the coronation in the international Olympics competitions, where gold medals will be awarded to the winners of positions 1 to 3, silver medals to winners of positions 4 to 8, bronze medals to winners of positions 9 to 15, while certificates of appreciation will be distributed to the rest. Participants from outside the national team, as the Special Scientific Committee deems appropriate for each subject.
Secretary of the Scientific Committee for Chemistry, Tammam Hawa, stated in a similar statement that the students were tested for two days with questions covering most of the chemistry axes in order to select the most distinguished students to provide them with appropriate training later, and to help them develop their skills, pointing to the high level of students year after year, and the increase in The marks they get in the tests make the scientific committees raise the level of questions, which will lead to reaching international levels.
SANA met with a number of students participating in the exams. Ghazal Hammoud, a student from Hama governorate, said;
Biology major: The questions of the second round today ranged from easy to difficult, indicating that the Olympiad is an important experience through which she learned about a new study style and style that will help her in the future.
And from Aleppo, he saw each of the two students, Abdul Karim Akkad;
majoring in biology and Suleiman Ibrahim;
A chemistry major said that the Olympiad is an opportunity to enhance their scientific and social culture, and that the atmosphere of the tests is fun and useful.
and from Homs between Youssef Saras;
Physics specialist that the tests included five issues in each round, and were more difficult in the second round, considering that the Olympiad is an opportunity to learn new scientific experiences and skills that help students in their university academic career.
From Latakia, the student, Aws Dalloul, drew attention.
Mathematics major indicated that the questions were diverse and included issues in geometry, algebra, harmonic analysis, and number theory, explaining that he had previously participated in the software marathon for youngsters and adolescents, and that his admiration for the marathon competition prompted him to continue and participate in the Science Olympiad competitions, while student Miriam Ali, a chemistry major, said: The Olympiad taught her things There are many, the most important of which is organizing time and self-learning from references, sources and the Internet, and not relying solely on professors.
From Tartous, the student Ali Nader;
A chemistry major, he hopes to get an advanced position and win a gold medal, pointing out that the Olympiad is a beautiful experience during which he met new friends from different provinces.
The final qualifiers held by the Excellence and Creativity Authority were launched yesterday, and included two rounds of tests over two days, each round lasting four continuous hours for the specializations (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) in the halls of the Ebla Hotel in Damascus, and five continuous hours for the informatics major in the Faculty of Informatics Engineering at the University of Damascus. .
It is noteworthy that 6,800 male and female students from various governorates participated in the competitions of the new season of the Syrian Science Olympiad, in its first phase, which started on the 22nd of last October.
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