The Slovenia Times

Over 93% of Students Pass Matura Secondary School Exam


This year, 8,966 students from 85 schools applied to the spring term of the matura, while 7,814 attended the examinations, the most (2,607) coming from central Slovenia, and the least from the Zasavje region (79).

A total of 6,759 students from the academic-oriented gimnazija schools sat the school-leaving exams in June, of which 6,320 scored passing grades.

The number of top-flight students, which will be honoured with a special plaque for achieving an excellent grade with a score of 30 or above, stood at 318, with 19 candidates obtaining all points.

According to Gregor Mohorčič from the National Examinations Centre, they handled a couple of minor violations and mistakes, which, however, did not influence the credibility of the results. He also stated that the difficulty level of the exams was comparable to last year's.

In addition, 8,119 students from vocational high schools sat vocational school-leaving exams, which is down by almost 600 from last year. Almost 92% of students received the happy news of passing the exam already last week. The number of top-flight students, coming from 771 vocational high schools and various adult educational organizations, was 221.

Three gimnazija schools, from Maribor, Ljubljana and Kranj, also organised an international matura examination, which was attended by 83 students, including 20 foreigners. The number of top-flight students stood at 29 and only 1 candidate achieved all 45 points.

The results of the matura were made available online this morning. Students have up until Thursday to ask for access to their examination papers.

Those who failed or did not sign up for the spring term can register for the autumn term until 16 July.

Education, Science and Sport Minister Jernej Pikalo told a press conference on Monday that the "matura will stay as it is," since the results don't deviate from those of the previous years.


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