THE University of Cyprus (UCy) called on parliament on Wednesday to vote in favour of a bill for an alternative procedure allowing students to enter state higher education institutions.
Drafted primarily to facilitate private school students, the option will also be available for state school graduates.
Following the UCy’s senate meeting, a statement said “the proposed bill allows large numbers of students to tap into (state education) whereas with the current system they are forced to leave for studies abroad, with significantly high financial costs.”
UCy said parliament and parties have recognised the problem exists for over 10 years and called on them to resolve it, reassuring that the bill would not affect the number of seats available for students who sit the Pancyprian exams, UCy said.
The alternative procedure provides for exams organised by the two state universities, UCy and TEPAK but which will be supervised by the ministry’s exams service.