“Directors are obliged to provide the results to the public within two working days. So on Wednesday, May 3 at the latest,” Patáková told Novinkám. However, some schools will do so today, i.e. on Friday.
Cermat, which is a subsidized organization of the Ministry of Education (MŠMT), creates tests for uniform admissions. According to his data, 116,031 children want to study matriculation subjects at secondary schools, multi-year gymnasiums and extensions this year, i.e. a quarter more than six years ago, when centrally administered exams were held for the first time.
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Primary school pupils submitted 212,344 applications this year, i.e. 13 percent more than last year. At the same time, applicants could submit an application to two schools, or additionally to sports gymnasiums.
The uniform entrance exams consist of a test in mathematics and the Czech language. Ukrainian refugees, of whom there are now around 40,000 in all grades of Czech primary schools, took exams in a modified form. There was no mandatory Czech language test for asylum seekers.
As a record number of applicants applied for the matriculation courses this year, many experts pointed out that there will be more applicants than accepted.
Due to the strong population year, problems with the capacity of places can be expected in some regions and fields. According to the earlier statement of its spokeswoman Aneta Lednová, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science does not know how many are on offer for freshmen starting this September. The school founders have an overview, i.e. in the case of secondary schools, usually the regions.
In particular, the capacities of secondary schools with general education, i.e. mainly gymnasiums, according to education experts, are not growing proportionately to the number of applicants.
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In addition, some experts encourage the abolition of uniform admissions. According to them, they are not fair because some children’s parents pay for preparatory courses before taking the exams, which gives them an advantage over other applicants whose families do not have as much money. The schoolboy’s family background also plays an important role in preparing for exams.
Daniel Münich from the Institute for Democracy and Economic Analysis stated, for example, that the chance for children’s education in the Czech Republic significantly affects the economic and social status of parents.
According to the program director of the EDUin organization Miroslav Hřebecký, the error of the current system of applying to secondary schools is, among other things, that students can submit only two applications. According to him, this leads to tactics instead of choosing a field that students really want to pursue. Hřebecký also criticizes that the public does not know how the exams created by Cermat are linked to the curriculum in primary schools. It is not even known what the tasks in the uniform tests test.
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