Norway moves midterms so students can attend Justin Bieber concertBy Kelsey Fowler | April 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
When Justin Bieber showed up in Norway last year, the Mayor of Oslo almost declared a State of Emergency after thousands of Beliebers trampled each other attempting to see their One True Love. Bieber Fever apparently hits Norway hard. Now, five schools in western Norway have moved their midterm exams a week later so students can go and see the Biebs on April 16 and 17 in Oslo.
Time reported via the Associated Press that the five schools are 230 miles away from Oslo, so students would have to miss their exams to drive to the concert. Norway’s education minister said that she’s not going to oppose the decision:
“I am concerned that students should be concentrating when they take tests and midterms. The local schools have the responsibility to schedule the local midterms, and if they think there is any reason to change the dates, they have authority to do so. We’ve all been 14-years-old and know that interests can be intense.”
While it’s hard to justify Justin as an “interest” per say, seems “intense” was the right word choice on her part.
Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.
« NEXT: James Greer under the magnifying glass in new band Détective