Monday, 12 May 2014 - 15:57
Final exams kick off this week
Some 200,000 pupils in the Netherlands will be taking final exams in the next two weeks. For havo students, today's agenda consists of Art and Management & Organization. For vwo students, the exam Dutch is today. Vmbo-students only start tomorrow. As per tradition, the National Student Action Committee (LAKS) will open its popular complaint line. Last year, a total of 143,000 complaints came in. Last year's exam time was scarred by the large-scale fraud case at the Ibn Ghaldoun school in Rotterdam. Students stole exams from school lockers and computers and placed them online on the 28th of May. The students were sentenced to community service, and also had to pay fines. Education inspection concluded that the school had a lot of serious shortcomings, and state secretary for Education, Sander Dekker, decided to close Ibn Ghaldoun.