Damascus - Sana
Today, students of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad participated in the Asian Mathematics Olympiad 2021.
The tests were conducted "remotely" over a period of four continuous hours at the same time in the participating countries and included high-level issues in algebra and engineering, according to Nabug Yassin, Director of the Syrian Scientific Olympiad at the Excellence and Creativity Authority to SANA indicating that the Syrian team participated in the competitions from the Ebla Al-Sham Hotel and the Umayyad Palace. For the conferences, it included 28 students from different governorates.
Yassin explained that participation in this Olympiad has a specificity, as it is based on trust and scientific honesty, as the Scientific Committee of the Asian Olympiad sends the question form to the participating countries, and in turn the Central Scientific Committee for Mathematics in the Syrian Scientific Olympiad translates the questions and prepares them to be printed and saved, and they are not disclosed until a moment. The start of the test indicating that the Asian Olympiad is the strongest international competition after the World Olympiad, and its tests simulate the standard and style followed internationally.
Student Raya Sheikh Al-Basatneh from Aleppo Governorate indicated that the exam questions were characterized by accuracy and difficulty and included several issues. From Damascus Governorate, student Hussein Busbait noted the atmosphere of competition that prevailed in the exams, considering it enjoyable and away from stereotypical methods of learning.
Participation in the Asian Olympiad is considered an important preparatory station for the Syrian Olympiad team, as part of its preparations to participate in the World Mathematics Olympiad that will be organized by Russia next summer.
During its participation in the Asian Mathematics Olympiad last year, the Syrian team achieved five bronze medals and five certificates of appreciation.