July 18, 2019

IT Departments Popularity Continues to Grow in Serbian High Schools – Two Students Vying for One Seat

According to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, 1,644 students have passed the entrance exam for specialized IT departments this year.

This year, 2,376 graduates passed admission tests, which is twice as many students as planned—1,160 students in 52 high schools in Serbia.

These results confirm the big popularity of IT departments and continue the trend from last year when five times more students passed the admissions than in the previous ones, and 801 enrolled in 44 newly formed departments. This is particularly encouraging given that two years ago, only 280 junior high school graduates passed admissions for the planned 13 specialized IT departments—the situation was then interpreted as a consequence of not informing schools and students in a timely manner about the opening of classes and the method of scoring.

Students will attend specialized subjects during all four years, and for all those who have enrolled in this course, they are planned to attend a total of 934 hours of computer science courses during their education.

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