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Secondary schools in Hong Kong close ranks to appeal for class size reduction amid fall in pupil numbers

August 23, 2022

All secondary schools in city say class numbers should be frozen and sizes reduced as pupil numbers decline. Teachers’ groups accuse government of failure to act in the face of ‘incessant and significant’ drop in pupil numbers.

Hong Kong to include Korean in DSE university entrance exam from 2025 amid K-Culture boom

August 23, 2022

French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Hindi and Urdu are currently offered as part of the foreign language category of the city’s university entrance exam. From 2025, students will be able to submit scores from the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK), which is a Korean language test for non-native speakers.

Ten thousand students chosen for PISA test in Portugal

August 22, 2022

Since March 2 of this year, around 10,600 students between the ages of 15 and 16 have been chosen to take the PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) tests in 231 Portuguese schools.

Philippines school opening to push through

August 19, 2022

Amid existing and emerging challenges, the school opening for public schools will push through on Aug. 22, says the Department of Education (DepEd). More than 15.2 million learners are enrolled for School Year (SY) 2022-2023.

Qatar to support Lebanon’s collapsing education sector

August 18, 2022

Qatar has reportedly promised Lebanon to help support its collapsing education sector amid ongoing economic issues.

Thousands sitting Leaving and Junior certificate exams in Ireland

August 17, 2022

After two years of severe disruption, this year marks the first full return to traditional written June exams.

Philippines DepEd strengthens climate education in K to 12 curriculum

August 17, 2022

The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated its commitment to strengthening climate education in the basic education curriculum.

In Czech Republic, the number of schools with matriculation courses is decreasing

August 17, 2022

In the Czech Republic, there are now fewer schools with matriculation courses than there were when the state matriculation was introduced in 2011. The decrease is probably also related to demographic development and the decrease in the number of secondary school students due to lower birth rates.

Ukrainian students also apply for a four-year graduation course in Czech Republic

August 15, 2022

According to information from the company Cermat, which organizes uniform entrance exams, 1,281 refugees from Ukraine applied for high school graduation courses throughout the Czech Republic. The vast majority of them want to get into four-year courses, only 33 applications were submitted to multi-year grammar schools.

This year's Poland Matura exam was better because it was a stationary year

August 12, 2022

This year's baccalaureate was better than last year's, because it was a full-time year, high school graduates were preparing for high school finals together with their teachers, said Minister of Education and Science Przemysław Czarnek.

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