Hama, Syria, June 19, 2018. The exam period has started in the preparatory and secondary schools that are part of the Educational Directorate of the Syrian Interim Government in the northern and western countrysides of Hama, Central Syria. Five hundred ninety-three preparatory school students and 410 secondary (scientific and theoretical) branches sat their exams. The exams took place in centers in Western and Northern Hamam as well as camps in Northern Syria. The Free Police guarded the exam centers. On June 11, 2018, the Ministry of Education of the Syrian government announced the results of preparatory school and Shari’a certificates. 263,704 students submitted preliminary exams, and 175, 171 students passed it. 3,617 students submitted the Shari’a exam, and 2,968 students passed it.