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Korea national education committee yet to set sail

October 14, 2022

The launch of a national education committee is being stalled as related bodies dispute the right to recommend members. The committee, tasked with deliberating on long-term education policy, was initially scheduled to be launched in July.

Australia HSC students turn away from harder English subjects in record numbers

October 13, 2022

HSC students are increasingly shying away from extension English courses with thousands fewer selecting the subjects compared with more than a decade ago.

Sri Lanka school education to be reformed to meet international standards

October 13, 2022

A long-awaited revolutionary approach to the national education system is now to be launched next year by introducing the world renowned STEAM education framework with a sturdy focus on subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics to teach students how to think critically, solve problems and use creativity, in their mindset that prepares them to work in career areas that are predicted to experience significant growth.

Number of temporary teachers in NSW schools of Australia almost doubles in a decade

October 11, 2022

The number of temporary teachers working in NSW public schools has almost doubled in a decade as experts warn surging insecure and short-term contracts are driving graduates away from the profession.

In Czech Republic, multi-year high schools managed the school leaving exams best

October 10, 2022

This year, as in previous years, high school students performed best in the school-leaving exams, especially from multi-year high schools. 0.9 percent failed the eight-year exam and 1.3 percent failed the six-year exam, while 2.4 percent failed the four-year exam. On the contrary, 30.1 percent of pupils failed in non-technical fields of study.

Overhaul in Australia needed to lift ‘flatlining’ student outcomes

October 05, 2022

Lifting student performance, reversing declining attendance and closing the education gap must be the priorities of the next National School Reform Agreement, after years of funding increases failed to secure a significant boost to academic achievement.

New apprentices among those admitted to secondary schools was the lowest so far in Czech Republic

October 04, 2022

In the past school year, the smallest share of pupils in the modern history of the Czech Republic, i.e. since 1993, entered fields with a teaching certificate. The share of new apprentices was 27.2 percent of all those admitted to secondary schools. In previous years, their number was around 30 percent.

Matura in exile with 548 high school graduates from Ukraine will take the matriculation exam in Sofia and Varna

October 03, 2022

548 secondary school graduates from Ukraine will attend the matriculation exam in Bulgaria because of the ongoing full-scale war in their homeland, Irina Kozik, first secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine in Sofia, told OFFNews. In total, about 25,000 young people will take the exam outside of Ukraine, the Ministry of Education and Science in Kyiv announced.

These are the institutes of Cádiz with General Baccalaureate for the 2022/2023 academic year

September 29, 2022

The next school year comes with a novelty in the classroom: the General Baccalaureate. The progressive application of the LOMLOE approved by the Government of Sánchez in 2020 thus introduces a significant novelty this year.

Hong Kong tells schools to ramp up national education as more ‘key calendar dates’ added for campus activities

September 27, 2022

Hong Kong schools have been strongly advised to plan more national education activities to foster better understanding of Chinese history among students under the latest government guidelines, sparking concerns that teachers will be overloaded.

The changes that the 2023 admission process brings to Chile's universities

September 26, 2022

This year, the PAES test will be applied for the first time, to which is added the change of scales and the possibility of applying for 20 career options.

In Australia, cheating by HSC students leaps by more than 25 per cent

September 26, 2022

Hundreds of HSC students were caught cheating on their assessments last year as offences increased 27 per cent compared to the year before the pandemic. NSW Education Standards Authority data shows that 854 school-based assessment cheating offences involving more than 734 students at 216 schools were recorded last year.

350 Ukrainian students in Ireland begin equivalent of Leaving Cert exams

September 23, 2022

More than 350 Ukrainian students in Ireland are sitting the equivalent of the Leaving Cert for college entry. The online exams, which will run for six days, are being hosted in Trinity College Dublin this week, and in Dublin City University.

Hong Kong education authorities reject survival plans by 2 under-enrolled secondary schools

September 22, 2022

Hong Kong education authorities have rejected survival plans proposed by two under-enrolled secondary schools, with one set to close its doors in 2026, while the other will operate with fewer subsidies in the coming academic year.

Portugal 9th grade benchmarking tests and exams will be digital in 2023

September 21, 2022

Next year, all assessment tests will be carried out in digital format, except for Artistic and Physical Expression. The model will be tested this year in some schools, and the process of selecting the establishments to be included in the pilot project is in progress.

Ukraine Ministry of Education instructs students to obtain duplicate certificate of secondary education

September 20, 2022

The Ministry of Education noted that the loss of documents, including certificates, during the war is not uncommon, but there is an algorithm for restoring certificates.

Know the conclusions of the results of Colombia's Saber Tests

September 20, 2022

For the first time, a national measurement was carried out in the area of ​​socio-emotional skills, which aims to collect evidence that investigates emotional processes and cognitive regulation.

Head of Government of Mexico City proposes to eliminate the Comipems exam to enter high school

September 19, 2022

The head of the Government of Mexico City , Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that the admission exams at the high school level such as that of the Metropolitan Commission of Public Institutions of Higher Secondary Education (Comipems) should not be applied at the end of secondary school.

In Australia, exams return for class of ’22 who sat the GAT

September 16, 2022

All featured in the General Achievement Test, the first major exam this year for year 11 and 12 students, which ran for a marathon four hours, divided into two morning and afternoon sessions.

Mixed reactions following release of CXC exam results

September 16, 2022

The results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, CAPE; Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, CSEC; and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence, CCSLC, were made available to candidates. There are mixed reactions from some high school teachers and students, following the release of this year’s May/June, Caribbean Examinations Council, (CXC) results.


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