Minister of Education, Othman Abdul Jalil confirmed that the Secondary School Certificate Exams will be held as scheduled, explaining that they will commence on August 18th and continue until 29 of the same month.

The minister noted at a press conference Tuesday, that around 63,089 students have applied for the secondary school exams for the first round for this year, and that 215 committees have been assigned to oversee the examination procedure.

He also indicated that the number includes students in all public and private schools within 65 municipalities across Libya.