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CZ schools are still taking the concessions from the government

February 06, 2024

They do not yet have confidence in the coalition's promise, yet after the strike there is relief from the schools that the quality of teaching does not have to drop significantly. Even Prime Minister Petr Fiala (ODS) has already promised that the number of hours for specially focused teaching will not be drastically reduced.

‘Extremely disappointing’ that Leaving Cert oral exams are to go ahead during Easter break

February 05, 2024

In a circular issued to schools, the State Exams Commission (SEC) confirmed that the oral exams will take place during the Easter break next year.

Streamlining foreign document recognition: China’s historic accession to Apostille Convention

February 02, 2024

The long-awaited Apostille Convention finally entered into force in China on 7 November 2023. The legalization process for foreign documents was replaced by an apostille by designated authorities in a foreign state. Authorities, including the Beijing IP Court, have responded swiftly.

Timing of oral exams for Leaving Cert students is being evaluated

February 01, 2024

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is conducting an evaluation to assess the impact of holding Leaving Cert oral exams during the Easter break, following calls to return to pre-pandemic norms.

NECO boosts measures to tackle 2023 SSCE exams malpractices

January 31, 2024

Dantani Ibrahim Wushishi, registrar and chief executive of the National Examination Council (NECO), has reaffirmed the readiness of the council to tackle examination malpractice in the ongoing 2023 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates.

Hungary ratifies the 2019 Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education

January 30, 2024

On 14 December 2023, Hungary deposited with the Director-General its instrument of ratification of the Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education (Paris, 25 November 2019).

2,710 people obtained a bachelor's degree with the validation of the Icfes in 2023

January 30, 2024

It is a validation test that the Icfes offers to national and foreign citizens over 18 years of age. The next application of this exam will be on Sunday, April 7, 2024 and registration for the ordinary registration was open until Thursday, January 11, 2024, and the extraordinary one from Monday, January 15 to Friday, January 19, 2024.

DEMRE will publish the results of the PAES this Tuesday: the application process will last 4 days

January 29, 2024

The Ministry of Education and the Department of Evaluation, Measurement and Educational Registration of the University of Chile (DEMRE), will publish the results of the Higher Education Access Test (PAES).

Reformed Leaving Cert subjects less stressful for students, Foley says

January 26, 2024

Reforms to Leaving Cert subjects, including biology, chemistry, and physics, will allow students to showcase their ability through continuous assessments and reduce exam stress, Education Minister Norma Foley has said.

New changes will make it easier for students in the North to attend Irish universities

January 25, 2024

The recommendations on A-Level exams taken by students in the North have been accepted by Minister Simon Harris.


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