- September 21, 2012
Steponavičius: The overall level of skills at Lithuanian language is high
The Lithuanian Ministry for Education will release the results of the mock Lithuanian language exam next week, according to the minister of education, Gintaras Steponavičius during the “Politics Lounge” on the Znad Wilii radio.
The minister informed that he has two messages for all the future exam takers, one of the messages is good news but the other one is not. “The overall level of skills at Lithuanian language is high within Polish schools. However there are problems with grammar and punctuation. Both the Polish and the Lithuanian A-level candidates will sit the same exam but due to the issue that has been highlighted, those students from national minorities’ schools will be allowed to make more mistakes” – The minister pointed out.
The results will be published next week but the minister did not specify in what form they will be released. “Towards the end of April there has been a mock Lithuanian language exam. This week for a specific group of people only, that is the representatives of national minorities, we have presented the results and talked them through. There has also been analysis taking place conducted by experts and teachers. In the days to come we will publish the results” – reassured the minister.
A set of reprieves will be introduced for 8 years but will be reviewed each year. The minister did take into consideration repeating the mock exam to establish what the level of skills they possess, actually is. “The reprieves will be set each year based on the overall level of Lithuanian language within the Polish and Russian students” – said Gintaras Steponavičius.
Tłumaczenie Kamil Szwarc w ramach praktyk w Europejskiej Fundacji Praw Człowieka, www.efhr.eu. Translated by Kamil Szwarc the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.