External testing in all elementary and secondary schools in Macedonia is repealed with the enactment of amendments to several laws, the Ministry of Education and Science says Friday.
"The Parliament of Macedonia yesterday passed a law amending the Law on Elementary Education, a law amending the Law on Secondary Education and a law amending the Law on Teachers in Elementary and High Schools under which external testing is cancelled," reads the statement.
Amendments to the laws, it adds, have entered into force the day they were published in the Official Gazette of Macedonia, i.e. on June 1.
"According to these changes, external testing is revoked and will not be implemented. All activities launched with the purpose to examine the knowledge of students are halted," the statement states.