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Rectors seek bold reforms

A committee of university rectors has proposed the «radical» reform of the secondary and primary education sectors to prepare students for higher education lessons that many are currently «unable to grasp.» «First-year students display an inability to to follow basic university lessons, lessons that they have been tested on in their entrance examinations,» the rectors said in a statement. They propose the «radical restructuring» of the education sector to equip students with a «more well-rounded and higher-level knowledge» of basic subjects, such as math, physics, chemistry, biology, history and literature. The experts also suggest that university entrance examinations be held after end-of-year secondary school exams as distinct and separate tests. University undergraduates should then be obliged to study at least five subjects according to the discipline they have chosen, the committee said.