Widespread CHAOS over entrance exam: Tests “leaked”, PUPILS demand SARCEVIC’s resignation in front of Ministry building
Today, the citizens of Serbia are witnessing a serious scandal that arose during the organization of the high school entrance exam because the math test was “sold by someone”, and the “combined test was probably also leaked”. Because of all this, eighth-graders are protesting in front of the building of the Ministry of Education, demanding the annulment of the final exam and the resignation of Minister of Education Mladen Sarcevic. The eighth-graders started the protest outside the building of the Ministry of Education, but as no one addressed them, they walked a few meters down the street, in front of the government building where they continued the protest. Then they returned in front of the ministry building, where they sat on the street and blocked it, yelling “we don’t want an entrance exam”. Taking the math test within the final exam for the pupils of the eighth grade was postponed, as a preventive measure, because handwritten tests appeared on social networks. Minister of Education Mladen Sarcevic then confirmed that the test was “leaked” and that it had happened in a school and he announced that there would be dismissals. He then stated that there was a great chance that the combined test within the final exam for pupils of the eighth grade was also leaked. He says that the taking of the replacement combined test will still take place tomorrow. Asked by the Insider whether there is a possibility of annulling the high school entrance exam, as it happened in 2013, Sarcevic says that there is no reason to do so. Speaking about the leaked math test, Sarcevic said that the Institute for the Improvement of the Quality of Education and the Ministry of Education did their job well, but there were problems in the field. “Someone opened a spare bag with the tests and sold a math test. We do not know where this happened, but the police will determine that. There will be dismissals because of this,” announced Sarcevic. “Everybody will have to show the spare bags to the police, so it will be determined where this happened,” he added. He also announces that this is the last year when such a risk exists and that everything will be digital as of next year.
Izvor: BIZLife/N1/Insajder/B92/Večernje Novosti