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CAIRO, June 21, 2018 (MENA) -- A pupil from Sharqiyah was caught on Thursday after publishing part of Thanawya Amma (General Secondary school Certificatel ) pure mathematics exam on social media websites.

In press statements, chief of the general educational sector and Thanwaeya Amma exams Reda Hegazy said that the pupil published part of the exam after 30 minutes of its start.

Egypt has enacted new amendments to a law toughening penalties for cheaters and troublemakers during school exams, especially the Thanawya Amma exams which determine the future of roughly half a million students every year.

Under the new amendments offenders especially those who print, publish, broadcast or promote exam questions and answers by any means could face two to seven year jail terms and a fine of LE 100,000 to 200,000.

What to eat at exam time?

By Amina Abdul Salam

Tension and anxiety increase at exam time, so what kind of food should students eat to help them concentrate more and be less anxious? Dr Sobhi Eid, Nutrition and Obesity Consultant, said that at exam time students need to eat balanced meals which include proteins, vitamins and minerals, in addition to fresh salad, with leafy green vegetables.

Dr Eid urges students to drink lemon juice to which they should add a tablespoon of honey, before Iftar. Their meal should be rich in protein to provide them with the energy they need for studying. They should avoid fatty and sugary foods, including chocolate.

He said that meals should consist of, for example, two tablespoons of rice and a chicken quarter or a piece of meat and green salad.

He added, “One hour after eating the main meal, students should eat a piece of fruit and drink a cup of warm milk, before going to bed and this will help them get the full benefit of the hours they spend asleep.”

Dinner should be eaten two hours before going to sleep and should be light, consisting of, for example, a cup of yoghurt and half a loaf of (balady or pitta) bread, a piece of cheese and fruit, Dr Eid added.