Over 8 million Brazilian teenagers is going to take the annual two-day enem 2018 on Sundays, and never on Saturdays anymore, after a long-running campaign by Jewish groups and people in other religions who observe Saturday as being the Sabbath.
In 2016, some 76,000 applicants were limited to classrooms between 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday so that you can start the exam after sunset without the chance of cheating. This season the exam is going to be held on consecutive Sundays, Nov. 5 and Nov.12, education officials announced on Thursday.
“We are really pleased about the decision, which shows an issue in order to meet a legitimate claim preventing younger people from being isolated and locked up for a long time until they might begin the test, thus allowing people who keep the Sabbath to acquire their dignity respected,” said Fernando Lottenberg, president in the Brazilian Israelite Confederation.
The choice to alter the dates of the exam – known from the acronym ENEM – is the result of a public poll held with the Ministry of Education.
Some 42.3 % of 600,000 participants inside the poll voted to the exam to become held on two Sundays in a row, whereas 34.1 percent voted for Sunday and Monday and simply 23.6 % wished to keep the standard one-weekend Saturday and Sunday format.
“We was pleading this transformation for a long time, it ed1talenem in previous administrations, and also the request was published to minister after minister,” said Lottenberg.
The enem 2018 was originally unveiled in assess the quality of secondary-level education in the united states, but it has evolved in a content test now utilized for other purposes, including admittance to the key federal universities and other public institutions.
Simply because it came to be in 1998, the ENEN is one of the largest nationwide test worldwide after China’s Gao Kao, the National Advanced Schooling Entrance Examination, that is taken by greater than 9 million students.