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Ask Special Exam Arrangements for Canadian Students Observing Sabbath

The Religious Welfare Committee of the Canadian Jewish Congress asked the Canadian Mathematical Congress today to make special provision for Jewish high school students, who, for religious reasons, are unable to take part in the annual competitive examinations sponsored by the academic body. Such tests are always given on Saturdays. The CJC suggested that the examinations be scheduled on weekdays or that special examinations be given for Jewish students.

Earlier this year, authorities at McGill University authorized the administration of special College Board examinations on Sundays, after an appeal by the CJC on behalf of Jewish students who could not take the Saturday tests.