Exams in Lithuania to be held if quarantine ends by early, middle June – minister

  • 2020-03-26
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Graduation exams in Lithuania might be held under the usual procedure if the existing quarantine ends before June or by the middle of June, Education, Science and Sports Minister says.

"Nobody can say for sure today when the quarantine will end. We think that if the quarantine ends by June or maybe by the middle of June, we will be able to hold graduation exams under the usual procedure. We will have time to organize the exam session," Monkevicius told a press conference on Thursday.

In his words, the ministry is now looking into several scenarios and working with key social partners on how the academic year might be finished.

Lithuania was placed under quarantine two weeks ago to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, and the country has already postponed some exams.

According to the education ministry, in Europe, only Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Malta, Luxembourg, Finland and Hungary still plan to hold exams under their usual schedules.

Other countries have either postponed or cancelled exams.