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Prime Minister: the decision about centralized exams is not cancelled

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Cabinet of Ministers has not cancelled its previously made decision regarding the introduction of compulsory centralized exams for chemistry and physics, says Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.

At the same time, Straujuma believes the introduction of new centralized exams should be well-thought through, and the announcements should come timely, as reported by PM’s press secretary Džeina Tamuļeviča.

According to Straujuma, students should be informed of new centralized exams upon beginning their studies in middle-school. ‘Perhaps it would be better to introduce compulsory tests during the transition period,’ – says the PM. She adds that decisions made by the government apply to all ministers. The latter act in the context of government decisions.

As previously reported, Education and Science Minister Ina Druviete reported earlier this week that there would not be any centralized exams for chemistry and physics while she is the head of ESM. She added that she does not entirely support the idea of centralized exams. The politician explained that the initial thought behind centralized exams was to have them serve as part of entry exams in universities.

On January 7th, 2014, the Cabinet of Ministers discussed and supported Education and Science Ministry’s proposals for 2014-2020.

‘Every minister’s duty is to fulfil decisions made by the government. ESM is no exclusion,’ – said then the Education Minister Vyacheslav Dombrovskis.

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