Damascus, SANA-The Syrian Science Olympiad started the competitions of its third stage on the level of provinces with the participation of 3900 students who were qualified from the second stage which was held on the level of areas in different provinces in the subjects of math, physics, chemistry, biology and IT.
Education Minister Hazwan al-Waz, inspecting the competitions in Hadila Baiham al-Jazaeri School in Damascus, said in a press statement that talented and creative students are the hope of Syria and the architects of its future, hailing the efforts of members of the scientific committees who trained the students.
The minister highlighted the importance of enhancing joint efforts between the Education Ministry and the National Commission for the Syrian Science Olympiad and Revolutionary Youth Union (RYU).
In turn, Head of the National Commission for the Syrian Science Olympiad Imad al-Azab pointed out that the scientific tests were launched simultaneously and with standardized questions in all provinces.
He added that the second stage of the competition aims at qualifying 60 of the best students from all provinces in each subject to the final qualifications which will be held early in 2016 to pick the top students on the national stage.
Students were distributed as follows: In Sweida 350 male and female students, 264 students in Aleppo, 470 students in Tartous, 123 students from Daraa, 475 students in Homs, 160 students in Hasaka, 86 students in Quneitra, 430 students in Lattakia, 516 students in Hama, 52 students from Idleb and Raqqa.
On November 22nd, the second stage of the Olympiad was held on the level of areas with the participation of 17,365 male and female students who were qualified from the first stage which was held on the level of schools in different provinces.