This week, the government backed the Ministry of Education and Science’s plan to ban entrance exams in secondary schools in subjects where centralized exams take place, as of September this year, Panorama reported.
One of Riga’s prestigious gymnasiums, where entrance exams are held every year, Riga State 1st Gymnasium is confused about such a plan.
The school notes that entrance exams are a proven value, allowing not only to find the best of the best, but also to maintain a high-quality bar.
“The state itself has determined that gymnasiums should work with higher educational achievements. If there are no entrance exams, how will we choose? How will we study?” Jānis Zeimanis, deputy director of the Riga State 1st Gymnasium, expressed his confusion.
Currently the idea is only supported by the government, not yet seen in Saeima. For now, it is clear that the entrance exams in Riga gyms will be held this year.
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Source: Tv Net
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