PM to submit draft law on final exams: PM Office Head

The head of the PM’s office Michał Dworczyk told Poland’s public broadcaster TVP that PM Mateusz Morawiecki has decided to submit a draft law to the Council of Ministers that would ensure the high school final exams will take place according to plan.

“PM Mateusz Morawiecki decided to submit a draft bill that would overhaul the education law to the Council of Ministers on Wednesday. The draft will ensure that all final exams take place and all final year high school pupils will be able to sit the exam,” said Mr Dworczyk.

The head of the PM’s office stressed that for the past weeks the pupils have been living in uncertainty as to whether they would be allowed to sit the exams or not as the nationwide teachers’ strike enters its 17th day.

“Contradictory messages arise from politicians of various political tinges, from the Teachers’ Union members and also from some teachers so that it is hard to predict what will happen,” said Mr Dworczyk.

According to the PM’s aide, a “state of chaos” has brought about the “radicalisation of attitudes” and it remains unknown whether the final exams will be carried out in the standard mode.

“In order to end this state of incertitude and to remove all doubts, PM Mateusz Morawiecki decided on Tuesday to submit a special overhaul of the education law to the Council of Ministers [on Wednesday],” said Mr Dworczyk, adding that the sitting of the Council of Ministers will take place on Wednesday at 3 pm.

“The first part of the sitting will be made available to the media. Thanks to that everyone will be able to query the PM about the details of the overhaul,” said Mr Dworczyk.

The high school final exams are scheduled to take place May 6-23.