“We are surprised and dismayed,” said Baptiste Müller, secretary general of the Vaud Association of Private Schools. In question? An ordinance of the Federal Council on the Swiss maturity exam in 2021 in the context of the coronavirus, which worries private schools. Published on the website of the State Secretariat for Training, Research and Innovation (Sefri), this is a provisional text, it is specified. The fact remains that article 2 stipulates: “If the written tests cannot be organized, the entire examination session concerned is canceled.”
In other words, nothing is planned if the federal maturity exams cannot be held face-to-face due to the pandemic. No diplomas awarded on the basis of annual marks, as was the case last June for public school students, or other similar solutions.