Over 8 million Brazilian teenagers is going to take the annual two-day data enem 2018 on Sundays, rather than on Saturdays anymore, after a long-running campaign by Jewish groups and members of other religions who observe Saturday since the Sabbath.
In 2016, some 76,000 applicants were limited to classrooms between 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday to be able to start the test after sunset without the opportunity of cheating. This coming year the test will likely be held on consecutive Sundays, Nov. 5 and Nov.12, education officials announced on Thursday.
“We are incredibly happy with your choice, which shows a concern in order to meet a legitimate claim and stop young people from being isolated and locked up for hours until they may begin the exam, thus allowing individuals who keep the Sabbath to acquire their dignity respected,” said Fernando Lottenberg, president in the Brazilian Israelite Confederation.
The decision to affect the dates from the exam – known by the acronym ENEM – is caused by a public poll held through the Ministry of Education.
Some 42.3 per cent of 600,000 participants inside the poll voted for the exam to get held on two Sundays in a row, whereas 34.1 percent voted for Sunday and Monday and just 23.6 percent wished to hold the traditional one-weekend Saturday and Sunday format.
“We had been pleading this change for several years, it ed1talenem in the past administrations, along with the request was submitted to minister after minister,” said Lottenberg.
The edital enem 2018 was originally unveiled in assess the quality of secondary-level education in the nation, but it really has evolved into a content test now useful for other purposes, including admission to the key federal universities and other public institutions.
Simply because it came to be in 1998, the ENEN has become the largest nationwide test on the planet after China’s Gao Kao, the National Advanced Schooling Entrance Examination, that is taken by over 9 million students.