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Justin Bieber concert forces Norway schools to change exam schedule

By Daniel S Levine,

Bieber Fever is coming to Norway later this month and rather than seeing an abundance of children missing from class, a town in the Nordic country has been forced to reschedule its mid-term exams.

Justin Bieber is scheduled to play two shows at Oslo’s Telenor arena on April 16 and 17, so after requests being made, Alesund schools decided to change the mid-term exam schedule, reports The Wall Street Journal. Unfortunately for those students and the rest of their classmates, the tests were pushed forward a week to April 10 and 11.

The Nordic Page reports that acting student council leader, Frederick Røyseth, said that many students skipped classes last May when Bieber last visited, and they expect that 40 to 50 students from their schools will go to the concerts.

“We considered that this was a battle that we could not win this time,” Roar Aasen, a secondary school principal in Alesund, told NPK.

When Bieber hits Oslo, fans there get an extreme case of Bieber Fever. When he made that trip last May, Bieber had to go to Twitter himself to tell fans to listen to police and calm down. It's believed that Bieber drew one of the largest crowds in Norway’s modern history. The event was also under tight security because it was less than a year after the terrorist attack by Anders Behring Breivik, notes the Wall Street Journal.

Bieber is set to perform in Frankfurt, Germany tonight. The European leg of his Believe tour ends on April 26 in Finland. He’ll be back in the U.S. in late June.

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