No fear - students take exam under fire
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No fear: Students take exam under fire

More than 70 Beersheba students decide to ignore rockets, show up for exams

Some 76 brave students from Beersheba’s Technological Institute decided to proceed with their electronics matriculation exam Monday despite a decision to keep schools closed in southern Israel due to the ongoing rocket offensive from Gaza.


Several minutes after the exam began, students were forced to take cover as the anti-rocket siren went off in the area.


"I've never held an exam under fire. Just five minutes after the test began, the siren went off and we all rushed to the shelter for cover," Principal Yaakov Hillman said.


"The Education Ministry informed students on Sunday night that they would be able to take the exam at a different date due to the situation. Yet most of the students arrived to take the exam as plan” he said. “We even gave some anxious students the option of taking the exam in the bomb shelter.”


One of the students who took the exam under fire, Nadia, told Ynet: "It was very scary. It's hard enough to stay concentrated during a stressful exam but let alone when sirens are going off in the background.”


Another student, Ravid, said: "The whole situation was quite amusing. As soon as we received the exam, the siren went off and we all rushed into the shelters. I hope I did well. I tried to prepare as much as I could but even studying was difficult with the constant blasts in the backdrop."


פרסום ראשון: 03.12.12, 18:37
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