Students protest state-wide higher education entry exam
In the last week of March, a group of high school students, who named themselves I mi se pitamo (We wonder too), organised a demonstration at the Ministry of Education demanding the resolution of uncertainties and confusion regarding the implementation of the new state graduation exam. The group also submitted a petition signed by over 26,000 students raising concerns over its implementation.
Plans to introduce this exam have been in the works since 2017. According to a report in Masina, the exam serves as a new qualification criteria – on top of the existing qualification requirements for high school students to move on to college – and includes a set of three exams: a test in Serbian language and literature, a test in mathematics, and a test of one general educational subject of choice like history, geography, biology, chemistry, physics, philosophy or foreign language.
Full report on the Peoples Dispatch site