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Student skills eroding

THE SKILLS of young people interested in studying at universities are worsening, according to Pavel Sura, deputy rector for education affairs at Comenius University in Bratislava.

Sura told SITA news agency that his university was forced to soften entry tests to allow students to fulfill admission criteria.

According to Sura, his university has seen a drop of 4,000 applicants compared to last year.

In the eastern Slovak city of Košice, Pavol Jozef Šafárik University (UPJŠ) has also reported a decrease in applicants.

Despite falling interest in university studies, school capacities are still much smaller than the number of applicants. At UPJŠ, of the 4,393 applicants, the school could enroll only 2,303 students.

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