Head of Cermat recalled from post

08-06-2012

Education Minister Petr Fiala recalled the head of the Centre for the Preparation of High School Leaving Exams, Pavel Zelený, from his post on Friday over problems with this year’s tests. The minister said that the state exams (which have been the source of continuing controversy) would be scrutinised in an audit, with a group of experts assessing both their presentation and quality. Teachers, students and experts alike have criticised the exams, including how they were marked, saying the methodology used was difficult to decipher and not objective. The EDUin organisation, meanwhile, pointed out that students had not been returned marked work, leaving them unable to contest their results. Pavel Zelený has been replaced at Cermat by Jiří Zíka, the minister said.