The Human Dynamics-led education project in Serbia is steadily facilitating learning and the acquisition of knowledge & access to quality education. Our team of experts is currently supporting the Ministry of Education in the introduction of a standardised national final examination at the end of secondary education in Serbia. The National Matura will replace the admissions exam.
In order for this novelty to be implemented smoothly in Serbian schools, the Human Dynamics ‘’Improving the Quality of Education by Introducing Examinations at the End of Secondary Education’’ project supports the Ministry of Education in the introduction of the new concept for the final exams in secondary education.
The Matura was officially presented by Minister Mladen Šarčević to his colleagues from the Ministry of Education, where he emphasised that Human Dynamics’ project would be integral for the improvement of accessibility to higher education for all students in Serbia.
The state Matura will introduce identical tests throughout the country, determined at the national level, rather than like the former graduation exams, which were determined at the school level.
Passing the Matura will grant future students’ direct entrance to the faculties they wish to apply for. Currently, students in their final year of secondary education in Serbia are required to simultaneously prepare for graduation and higher education admissions exams.
‘’Our project represents a critical step towards addressing these challenges, as it supports the introduction of national precise and standardised final examinations at the end of secondary education. The Matura will be the admission ticket for higher education, and will bring a wide range of benefits, such as accurate and reliable evaluations of students’ skills and competencies, and also strengthening of the coherence between the secondary education curriculum and university admission requirements,” said the Project Director Evgeny.
Pupils who are enrolled in secondary schools, and are expected to graduate in 2020/2021, will be the first generation to take the state Matura.
Although the faculties will be left to decide whether to hold admissions exams, the introduction of the national Matura will lead to their gradual abolishment by most higher education institutions.