‘Stricter exams have dramatic consequences’

7th September 2007, Comments 0 comments

7 September 2007, THE HAGUE – The call of the Education Council for stricter exams for senior general secondary education (HAVO) and pre-university education (VWO) will have ‘dramatic consequences’, according to Minister of Education Ronal Plasterk on Thursday. It would mean that 50 percent of all students would fail.

7 September 2007

THE HAGUE – The call of the Education Council for stricter exams for senior general secondary education (HAVO) and pre-university education (VWO) will have ‘dramatic consequences’, according to Minister of Education Ronal Plasterk on Thursday. It would mean that 50 percent of all students would fail.

The Education Council feels that students who score poor marks for Dutch, English and mathematics at their final exams should not be entitled to a diploma. With this plan the Council wants to ensure that students before entering higher education have a basic knowledge of these subjects.

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