Gallery: High school graduates taking Estonian state exams

Six students Aravete High School in Järva Municipality have taken the Estonian language state exam, following relaxation on when to take state exams following the coronavirus pandemic.

There are two state exams, in Estonian language and in math.

After listening to a greeting from education minister Mailis Reps (Center), school principal Andy Tilk handed out the exam sheets, and with that the exams got underway.

Students were seated so as to maintain social distancing, and disinfectants were provided in-house (see gallery).

As a result of the emergency situation which ran from March 12 to May 17, the government ruled that high school students could decide for themselves whether they wanted to take state exams this year or not.

According to educational body the Innove Foundation, 18 percent of those who said in January, before the crisis, that they wanted to take the exam this summer are now not doing so.

Students have the option of finishing school without a state exam, or deferring it to later.

The second state exam, in math, takes place on June 5.

According to Auli Udde, the head of Innove's assessment agency, the organization will do everything possible to make the results of the exams clear on June 30.


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Editor: Roberta Vaino

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