The Ministry of Education published the statistics from the 2017-2018 academic year for both the Coast and the Sierra regions. From the 4.1 million students in the two regions, over 560,000, meaning 13.7% had to retake their final exams. The two subjects in which most students fail are math and English. Spanish, literature and physics are also among commonly failed subjects. In the Sierra region, 17% of the students had to retake their math tests; 13.2% had to retake their English tests; 11.7% had to retake their Spanish test and 6.5% had to retake their Physics test. The highest percentage…
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