The Chairman of the Investigative Committee (IC) of the Russian Federation, Alexander Bastrykin, on Tuesday, November 23, said that the unified state exam (USE) should be canceled.
Within the framework of the conference “The Role of Law in Ensuring Human Well-being”, Bastrykin called on “to revive the Soviet school of education”, as it “was the best in the world.”
According to the head of the UK, the exam is a torture for young people. He also believes that “all these bachelor’s degrees, specialties” should be excluded from the education system.
Bastrykin noted that the prestige of professorship should be restored and postgraduate studies should be revived in the best Soviet traditions.
In turn, Elena Pisareva, a member of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, said that high school students should be given the right to choose when passing final exams.
She noted that there are pluses and minuses in the exam. Thus, the state examination gives an opportunity to enter the best universities in the country, but often the school, instead of providing a quality education, “trains students to take tests.”