Final exams start at Dutch high schools

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A tense few weeks lie ahead for Dutch high school students. The final exams start today for 211,550 high school kids in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

VMBO pupils are kicking off the exams with English and Dutch on Monday. HAVO pupils are starting with physics, and VWO pupils have mathematics on the agenda. 

The final exams end on May 29th with more exotic language subjects like Russian, Spanish, Arabic and Turkish. Frisian is also on the program for the last day of exams.

On Monday Minister Arie Slob for Primary and Secondary Education will help man the exams complaint line, run by the national action committee for school pupils LAKS. Last year the exam complaints line received a total of 189,303 complaints. 

In 2017 a total of 213 thousand high school pupils in the Netherlands wrote their final exams. 92 percent of them passed. VMBO students had the highest success rate, with over 95 percent graduating. 

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