Skopje, December 10, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency
By Naser Pajaziti
Thousands of students protested today in Skopje against the government plans to apply state exams.
Students protested through a march, which started from “St. Cyril and Methodius” university rectorate, to continue in the area near parliament and ending the march near the government’s building.
The march was also joined by citizens who supported students and who held banners on their hands such as “Stop bad reforms”, “Nobody must shut students up”, etc.
The organizers of the protest said that the protest has been massive as opposed to the first protest held on November 17. Students of the University of Skopje were joined by students of the State University of Tetovo and University of South East Europe in Tetovo. Present in the protest were also high school students, although they were ordered by their schools not to participate in the protest. The organizers of the protest handed to the government their demands to lift the external tests and other conditions. The government warned external tests for all students, especially at the end of the second year and at the end of the study period, in order to verify the knowledge acquired by students and to increase the quality of high education. /ibna/