The final qualifying exams for the 2020-2021 Syrian Scientific Olympiad, which were set up by the Excellence and Creativity Commission, were concluded today to select members of the national teams that will represent Syria in the international and world Olympiad competitions during the coming period in the specializations (mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and informatics).
The final qualifiers, in which 367 male and female students from different governorates participated, included two rounds of exams over two days, each lasting four hours, for the specializations (mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology) at the Ebla Hotel in Damascus and five continuous hours for the Informatics major at the Faculty of Informatics Engineering at the University of Damascus.
The tests were subjected to first-grade secondary students who qualified from the current season and old students who were members of the national teams of the Olympiad during the previous years, where question models were developed by the central scientific committees of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad.
SANA followed the exams in its second round, as Nabug Yassin, Director of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad at the Excellence and Creativity Authority, confirmed that the central scientific committees began correcting the answer sheets with the end of the exams, and the outcome of the two rounds will be taken, according to which the final order of marks and the order of the participants will be calculated indicating that the first 15 students from each specialty will be selected To form national teams for the year 2020-2021, considering that reaching the final qualifying stage is an important achievement and success for students in their academic career.
Eng. Maya Taqi, Director of Planning and Strategy at the Excellence and Creativity Authority, praised the efforts made by students to reach the final stage of competitions and the role of training in this field, especially the electronic training platform that was launched with the start of the Olympiad final qualifiers in the framework of keeping pace with the technological and scientific development that focuses on the active and electronic role For training and ensuring a safe e-learning environment for learners and trainees, in implementation of health precautionary measures.
In interviews with SANA, a number of students emphasized that the questions of the two rounds were characterized by accuracy and the need for deep thinking, expressing their hope to win in the first places to be among the national teams of the Syrian Olympiad.
The student, Nart Suleiman, from the province of Homs, who specializes in chemistry, said that the Olympiad from the beginning was an important experience through which he learned about a new style and style of study that would help him in his university studies.
From Lattakia Governorate, students Ahmed Ismail, Batoul Al-Sheikh, and Ahmed Shaheen, specializing in chemistry, said that the Olympiad is an opportunity to enhance students' educational, educational and social culture and develop a way of understanding life, indicating that the questions of the first round of exams were characterized by ease, while their difficulty increased in the second round today, but despite that they were able to answer about her.
From Aleppo governorate, the student Yara Muhammad Bayram, specializing in biology, drew attention to the benefit she gained through her participation in the Olympiad tests and getting to know new friends from different governorates, while the student Reem Alloush from the National Center for Excellence in Physics indicated that the level of questions is very advanced and requires great ability to Thinking and analyzing.
Student Lin Emad from Damascus governorate, specializing in chemistry, and student Muhammad Saeed al-Thalji from Damascus countryside, specializing in biology, confirmed that the Olympiad provided them with new scientific expertise and skills that would help them in their university academic career.
The results will be announced and the winning students will be crowned during a ceremony at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts (Opera) in Damascus tomorrow.
The Syrian Scientific Olympiad for the year 2020-2021 began on the 31st of last October, with the participation of 6235 students from the first year of secondary school from various governorates.
Helena Indian-Manar Deeb