The Democrat-Liberal Party (PDL) deputy Razvan Mustea announces that PDL’s National Standing Bureau (BPN) called on the Social-Liberal Union (USL) to pull out the “undergraduate student without baccalaureate” bill, promoted by Ecaterina Andronescu, as this bill “encourages mediocrity” and “inhibits true performance in the Romanian education system.”
“If we want European accredited degrees, we have to promote performance, rather than non-value, in the Romanian education system,” the PDL deputy stated. According to the Democrat-Liberals, high school students who flunked the baccalaureate exam this year “should not be deceived as regards their actual level.”
Social-Democrat MPs Ecaterina Andronescu, Titus Corlatean and Cristian Dumitrescu filed a bill which would allow some of the students who flunked the maturity exam to register to a faculty. The bill was qualified as “populist nonsense” by PM Emil Boc, while Education Minister Daniel Funeriu called the proposal “amusing” and “irresponsible”. Subsequently, Social-Liberal Union (USL) co-presidents Victor Ponta and Crin Antonescu also voiced doubts over this bill.