Company wins tender to organise state exams while minister threatens to quit if MPs reject their introduction

02-02-2010

Logica Czech Republic has won a 328-million-crown public tender to organise state secondary school leaving exams, which are due to be held for the first time in 2011. The company will provide logistical services for the exams for the following five years. Plans to bring in standardised school leaving exams have been put on ice several times in the past. The minister of education in the caretaker Czech government, Miroslava Kopicová, said on Tuesday that she would step down if Parliament does not approve their introduction.