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UNM says a significant number of pupils failed in school graduation exams

By Tatia Megeneishvili
Thursday, June 23
A significant number of students have failed their school certification exam, according to a representative of the United National Movement (UNM) Mariam Raminashvili.

According to Raminashvili, their poor academic performance was caused by the irresponsible approach of the Ministry of Education to the school system.

“The Ministry has left the school system without any control and now they are just hiding the fact that the national education level is very low. That is why they do not publicise the results of the final examinations,” stated Raminashvili.

According to her, the Ministry failed to plan any sort of national curriculum.

“They have not planned any sort of education process as they should have done. This created chaos, and children could not handle the exams,” stated Raminashvili.

The UNM calls on the Ministry of Education to publish the exam results as soon as possible.

“In addition, we demand that they explain all reasons for this failure in detail and show us the action plan for preventing the same situation from happening again in the future,” stressed Raminashvili.

The head of the National Examination Centre (NAEC) Maia Miminoshvili stated that she is not pleased with the school certification results.

“There is nothing to hide. Approximately, 2,900 students have failed their final exams. For me, this is unacceptable. We will talk about the total picture as soon as the United National Exams are over. However, the situation must be changed. Unfortunately, the situation has been bad for years,” stated Miminoshvili.

According to her, the situation in this regard is not stable and changes every year.

“We had results even worse than this in 2011, then it improved a bit and now we have bad results again. This year there are two subjects which were failed by a majority of students, namely Mathematics and foreign languages,” stated Miminoshvili.

This year, about 43,000 pupils finished school.