Norway, like, really likes Justin Bieber — which would usually be a useless sentiment (don’t we all?) except that five different Norwegian schools have rescheduled midterms so as not to conflict with the pop star’s oncoming “Believe” tour.
Five schools have moved their midterm exams up a week to allow students to go to the concert on April 16 and 17, Norway’s Ministry of Education and Research announced yesterday. “I am concerned that students should be concentrating when they take tests and midterms,” the country’s education minister Kristin Halvorsen told the Associated Press.
You’re probably thinking, “That’s galskap!” But then you also probably forgot that Bieber’s free concert in Norway’s capital last year resulted in multiple injuries and general, riot-y chaos. The decision has caused some controversy in Norway — but as one of the schools’ principals told a Norwegian broadcaster, “We considered that this was a battle that we could not win this time.”
The Biebs, as is his wont, responded in Tweet:
love this. “Schools in Norway move midterms so students can attend Justin Bieber concert” foxnews.com/entertainment/…
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) April 3, 2013
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