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TOEFL iBT® Enhancements Debuting July 2023

April 17, 2023

As part of its continuous pursuit to create an optimal experience for test takers, ETS announced today a series of exciting TOEFL iBT® enhancements. A shortened TOEFL iBT test for administrations beginning July 26, 2023.

Over 5 Million Students and 750K Teachers to Get Blockchain IDs in Ethiopia

April 14, 2023

In a recent report, the Government of Ethiopia revealed that it had spotted over 200, 000 fake degree certificates. Some of these degrees were offered by university colleges prompting the government to consider invalidating some degree certificates, the majority of which are held by government officials.

India Supreme Court allows medical students a second chance

April 13, 2023

Indian medical students who returned from abroad due to the COVID-19 pandemic, war and other exigencies were in a tizzy following the decision of India’s Supreme Court on 29 March allowing them two attempts to complete the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) medical degree.

Insurgency leads to university closures, staff deaths in Burkina Faso

April 12, 2023

Higher education and research institutions, their staff and research projects in Burkina Faso are under threat from a jihadist insurgency, as the West African country’s military government struggles to maintain security in several regions.

Turkmenistan accedes to the 1997 Convention on the Recognition of qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region

April 12, 2023

Turkmenistan deposited with the Director-General its instrument of accession to the Convention on the Recognition of qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region

Czech Republic Ministry of Education and Culture is preparing to enable the electronicization of applications to secondary schools

April 10, 2023

The Ministry of Education (MŠMT) wants to create a register of pupils, which is intended, among other things, to facilitate enrollment in kindergartens and primary schools and to enable electronic registration for secondary schools. The department is working on the creation of an information system to simplify school administration. The register, which will be part of the new education information system called eEdu, should be available in 2025 at the earliest.

Polish president vetoes law centralising control over schools

April 10, 2023

President Andrzej Duda has vetoed legislation passed by Poland’s national-conservative ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party that would have centralised government control over schools. The education minister has argued that such a law is necessary to prevent “moral corruption” of children.

Universities plan world’s first online degree in Polish Studies for international students

April 07, 2023

Two Polish universities have signed an agreement to create what would be the world’s first online degrees in Polish Studies available to international students.

Chile's Winter PAES 2023: where to register for the test to be taken in June

April 05, 2023

Registration for the new Winter Higher Education Access Test (PAES), a test that will be taken on June 19, 20 and 22 and will be part of the 2024 Admission Process.

About 114,000 Czech Republic students want to take the matriculation course

April 04, 2023

Approximately 114,000 applicants submitted applications for the uniform entrance exams for matriculation studies at secondary schools and multi-year gymnasiums. Last year, 103,000 children signed up for the exams organized by Cermat.

France Baccalaureate 2023 and its challenges: teachers' strike, blockages of high schools, pension reform strike

April 03, 2023

The 2023 baccalaureate specialty exams began late March and the good performance of exams is threatened by the movement against pension reform. Between delays, strikes and exceptional measures, many disruptions are to be expected.

Polish education minister expects 100,000 teachers to be laid off within three years

March 29, 2023

The Polish education minister, Przemysław Czarnek, says that around 100,000 teachers will become redundant in the next two to three years, due to the demographic deficit and falling student numbers, especially in secondary schools. The cuts are expected to affect teachers of all specialisations.

The double challenge of the France Baccalaureate specialty tests

March 28, 2023

The 2023 baccalaureate specialty exams are held for the first time in March: from 20 to 22. With their high coefficient, the latter gain weight in the course of candidates. They will be taken into account by the Parcoursup post-baccalaureate admission platform.

Egypt's education ministry offers Thanaweya Amma mock exams

March 27, 2023

Egypt's Ministry of Education is offering mock tests for Thanawaya Amma students designed after the newest examination module and covering all the subjects of the high school final year.

Polish education ministry creates academic disciplines of biblical and family studies

March 24, 2023

The Polish government has created two new academic disciplines, biblical studies and family studies. “Both are especially needed in Poland,” says education minister Przemysław Czarnek.

In Germany, students are graduating and training at the same time

March 23, 2023

High school diploma and qualification as a socio-educational assistant: the double qualification is being introduced at all vocational high schools in Lower Saxony. The Conerus school in the north already has experience.

France Baccalaureate 2023: the specialty tests will focus on a "tightened" program

March 22, 2023

The 2023 baccalaureate specialty tests will be organized in March, over a period from 20 to 22 and on a tight part of the program. Thus, they can be taken into account in Parcoursup.

Bac 2023: written tests, grand oral, and the dates to remember

March 22, 2023

Unprecedented fact, the 2023 edition of the baccalaureate began in March, as initially planned by the reform. On the program for students in the general and technological streams: the two specialty tests, taken into account for the first time in Parcoursup. Candidates will then tackle the rest of their writing as well as their major oral in June, before the results - and any remedial work - in early July.

Egypt’s education ministry announces Thanaweya Amma exam structure

March 21, 2023

Minister of Education Reda Hegazy announced the structure and marking guidelines for Thanaweya Amma exams – high school exams – for school year 2022/23.

The Global Convention on Higher Education enters into force: A new era for students worldwide begins

March 20, 2023

The Global Convention on Higher Education is officially in force as of 5 March 2023, following the 20th ratification on 5 December 2022. The world's first worldwide treaty on higher education is now a reality, and it's set to revolutionize the way we approach mobility and access in higher education.

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