Numerous students across Brazil have spent the weekend taking the Exame Nacional do Ensino Médio (National High School Exam), better called the ENEM, the Brazilian same in principle as SATs within the U.S. or A-Levels in the UK. The non-compulsory end-of-senior high school exam has seen major improvements, but also has come under fire again on account of attendance levels, disruptions and leaked questions.
Education Minister Aloizio Mercadante hailed Brazil’s handling of the enem 2018 – the second biggest exam of their enter the world after China, photo by Wilson Dias/ABr.
This coming year some 5.8 million people Brazil had registered for your exam, but preliminary figures show around 28 percent failed to attend nationally, 25 percent in Rio. Even if this absentee rate has occurred before, some have voiced concerns considering the exam’s new significance for students.
Since 2009 the Ministry of Education proposed all universities should take advantage of the exam as a standard entrance qualification test. Although this has not been adopted universally, most federal universities (that are free) now use the ENEM exam scores.
Education remains a major challenge for Brazil and highlights the stark inequality the sixth largest economy on the planet faces. At the same time Brazil is being affected by a true shortage of skilled professionals, the government estimated that the new Brazilian oil fields will require 250,000 new professionals through 2016 alone.
Exactly why so many students missed on the test is just not fully clear, however some can be explained from the fact the test is optional, free for a lot of, and schools still provide transcripts to prove academic ability. Some may simply also no more require the certificate, e.g. should they have second opinion of university.
Education Minister Aliozio Mercadante admits that “space from the [university] method is limited,” and therefore this has been limited further for a lot of white middle-class students following a fifty-percent quota was introduced earlier this year to enhance the amount of university students from poorer backgrounds, as well as certain ethnic backgrounds, which has generated debate nationwide.
Messages and pictures shipped to social media sites through the ENEM were among reasons 65 candidates were expelled from exam rooms, photo from Twitter.
It was actually also recently reported that twenty percent of 18 to 25 year-olds in Brazil are officially classified as neither studying, nor working or perhaps seeking work, or the process dexspky96 the official system.
However, the most important problems besetting this year’s test had more concerning the running of the enem 2018 inscricao as opposed to the exam itself: sixty-five candidates were expelled from your exam hall on the two days, including some who sent SMSs or uploaded messages and pictures onto social networking sites from the exam hall.
The federal government said monitoring systems would improve and that the exam is not yet perfect, but emphasized that improvements ended up being manufactured for the “second largest exam of their kind in the world” after China.
This year’s exam was harder than previous years’ after a variety of complaints the test was simple for university purposes. Despite improvements, some private universities have told The Rio Times they remain cautious about the exam and will “wait until the creases are already ironed out.”
The sisu 2018 candidates’ knowledge across a range of disciplines, including sciences, math and language. Outcomes are expected on December 28th.