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Portugal National Commission for Access to Higher Education aligns positions around secondary exams

June 21, 2022

Original Article: https://rr.sapo.pt/noticia/pais/2022/03/03/exames-nacionais-no-secundario-decididos-esta-quinta-feira/274762/

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This is the missing opinion: the national commission for access to higher education meets at the end of the morning.
The representatives of polytechnics and universities, public and private, will align positions on the national secondary education exams.

A decision long awaited by students, as Eduardo Filho, president of Associação Juvenil Inspiring Future, says.
“It does not seem very reasonable to us that, for the third year in a row, and there are always legislative changes, students arrive in March, at a time when they should already be signing up for exams, and still do not even know what the conditions are and what these are the exams they will have to carry out”, he laments.

The president of Juvenil Inspiring Future adds that this lack of definition “has caused great anxiety in students, a great concern”.

The School Council recommended the suspension of the basic education assessment tests and the 9th grade exams, similar to the last two academic years, maintaining the final secondary exams as entrance exams.

In a recommendation published on Saturday, the advisory body of the Ministry of Education argues that, for the third consecutive year, the assessment tests for the 2nd, 5th and 8th years, nor the final exams for the 9th, should not be carried out. year.

As for the national exams for the 11th and 12th years, the School Council (EC) believes that they should again only serve as entrance exams or for grade improvement, which means that students are exempted from taking the exam in the disciplines. that they do not want to use when applying for higher education.

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