05 July 2011, Tuesday, 14:20

Control over unified state exam in Bashkortostan to be strengthened

author: Eugene Rakhimkulov

The control over passing the unified state exam in Bashkortostan will be strengthened in order to reach maximal objectivity during the finals at schools. This problem was discussed at the meeting of the head of the Federal Service for Supervision in sphere of education and science Lubov Glebova with the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov.

As Lubov Glebova said, our Republic possesses one of the highest showings on passing the unified state exam and the number of the school-leavers from Bashkortostan, collecting from 81 to 96 points, is substantially higher than in other Russian regions. But the pedagogical community believes that so high successes are often explained by the fact that the process of passing the unified state exam doesn’t look quite honest: some pupils are saved by the teachers and others – with the help of internet and now the pedagogues face the problem how to reach more objective marks.

Rustem Khamitov answered that unfortunately upward distortions were recently observed in the Republic in different spheres. For example, the calculation of the cattle showed that its real number was by 30% less than the official statistical data. Same facts were observed in building sphere. It is of no surprise that the same craving for the super-successful results was observed in the sphere of education too.

Rustem Khamitov also mentioned that high unified state exam showings contributed to the drain of future specialists from the region. The school-leavers, having high marks, leave for Moscow and Saint-Petersburg to enter the local universities and mostly stay there after the end of their courses. For the Republic it isn’t good because the best specialists are needed here, in the region.

At present time there are 430 thousand pupils in Bashkortostan. About 29 thousand have already passed the unified state exam this year.