The national general education programs graduation exams were annulled by a bill drafted by the Government that was passed by Parliament on May 21, IPN reports.
According to Minister of Education, Culture and Research Igor Sharov, the students who graduate the ninth and twelfth grades this year will be issued with secondary school certificates and, respectively, Baccalaureate diplomas with average yearly grades in school subjects and an average general grade higher than or equal to “5”. The grades in exams will be calculated based on the grades obtained during the seventh-ninth grades and during the tenth-twelfth grades, respectively.
The ninth and twelfth graders who this year will not have average yearly grades in school subjects and an average general grade higher than or equal to “5” and the students who failed to pass to the next education level the previous years will be able to take the exam the next session, depending on the pandemic situation and in the conditions set down by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research.
Igor Sharov also said that the graduates will get Baccalaureate diplomas according to the same model as until now and will be able to continue their studies at higher education establishments in the country and abroad. An examination session will be organized for the students who failed to pass the exams the previous years and applied to take the exams again during the current session, but only after June 30, when the public health emergency expires. There are now about 2,000 such students.
The law to annul the national general education programs graduation exams of the 2020 examination session will take effect when it is published in the Official Gazette.