Advisor to the President supported the idea of mandatory exam for literature


RIA Novosti

The adviser of RF President on culture Vladimir Tolstoy fully supports the proposal of the head of the Ministry of education Olga Vasilyeva to introduce a compulsory unified state exam (use) in the literature, however, believes that neither the students nor the teachers are not ready.

Earlier Vassiliev at the St. Petersburg international economic forum, said in an interview with RIA Novosti that the inclusion in the education system of the Russian Federation mandatory exam in literature would be “ideal”.

“The students, of course, absolutely not ready, not ready, first of all, not even the students themselves, and a school teacher. But this does not mean that this should not be done. Too bad that neither children nor teachers nor parents do not want to complicate your life, loading additional workload. But we get absolutely uncompetitive generation that soon and the two words together can not,” said Tolstoy RIA Novosti on Monday.

He stressed that solidarity with the U.S. and that the introduction of a mandatory exam in literature are required, however this should be done gradually over several years.