School administrators on the west coast of Norway are preparing to deal with the return of “Bieber fever” by rescheduling exams in order to avoid conflicts that may arise due to the Beebs’ upcoming concert in Oslo. From The Wall Street Journal:
Students at five schools in the town of Alesund will have their midterm exams moved to April 10 and April 11, a week earlier than scheduled. After all, Justin Bieber has a concert scheduled at the Telenor Arena in Oslo on the original testing dates of April 16 and April 17.
“We considered that this was a battle that we could not win this time,” Roar Aasen, the principal of the Blindheim secondary school in Alesund, told national broadcaster NRK. He expects Mr. Bieber’s upcoming show to lead to sparse classroom attendance.
This year, half of the girls at Mr. Aasen’s school are expected to attend one of Mr. Bieber’s Oslo shows, according to interviews done by NRK. The Norway stop is the beginning of a Nordic leg of his current tour, which will take him through Copenhagen, two stops in Sweden and Helsinki.