Gov't considering language exam exemption extension

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Hungary's operative corps coordinating the restart of community life will propose to the government extending an exemption from a foreign language exam required for graduation from university, the corps' head, Minister for Family and Youth Affairs Katalin Novák, said.

According to napi.hu, Novák said the government would weigh the proposal at a cabinet meeting later today.

However, she still encouraged students in higher education to take their foreign language exams. State Secretary Tamás Schanda said about 50,000 Hungarians are expected to get their diplomas by the end of August, and around 20,000 have still not passed a foreign language exam.

He added that chances to learn a foreign language "significantly narrowed" during the pandemic. He said the measure would allow career-starters to be placed in jobs as quickly as possible, aiding the economic recovery.

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