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    Posted November 17, 2014 by
    Skopje, Macedonia
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    Students in Skopje with protest march on the International students day


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     gorgiselkov wrote this story about a student protest in Skopje, Macedonia against external testing, showing their dissatisfaction with the educational system there. (The photo was taken by Marjan Zabrcanec.) The students marched from the University campus of Sveti Kiril i Metodij Skopje to the center of the city.
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    Today in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia:

    Celebration of the 17 November - International students day with a protest march against the government breaking the autonomy of the university and against the corrupted official student organization.


    The students marched against the idea of external testing, dissatisfied by the idea of the way the knowledge is tested.


    Prominent are banners with the messages "We are students not patients," "I am more than just an index number", "Education is a human right, not a privilege." Students have received support from several university professors as well.


    As announced by the Ministry of Education and Science, external testing will be conducted in the form of exam twice: first when the student will complete the second year of study, with questions from all subjects from the previous two years, and again at the end of the fourth year of study. For those who will not pass the exam, it will be the end of their university education.

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