Student protest against uniform school-leaving exam

05-10-2010

Some 200 students gathered on Prague’s Wenceslas Square on Tuesday to protest against the planned introduction of uniform school-leaving exams for secondary school students around the country as of this year. The Education Ministry says that a uniform exam will set a certain standard and improve the quality of education but many students fear that their schools may not have prepared them well enough for such a test. Up until now schools have been free to set their own curricula and school leaving exams.