Tag: education
Macedonia 10.08.22 | 09:33

“The government brought chaos to education, there are no textbooks, no certificates, only improvisations and collapse of the system”

The Ministry of Education and Science creates chaos instead of Concept. A concept implies a plan and a strategy, and in this case we see incompetence and irresponsibility, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE. Everything is reduced to improvisations, which are paid dearly. Teachers and educational staff are...

Macedonia 11.05.22 | 10:23

Talks continue between the teachers’ union and the Education Ministry

The Government and representatives of the public teachers will continue their negotiations on the requested wage increase, after the Government’s offer of a 12 percent hike was seen as insufficient. The teachers’ strike is currently suspended, but could resume in the coming days if there...

Macedonia 17.04.22 | 21:33

The strikers will be paid only the contributions, the government threatens

The Government of the Republic of Macedonia in the talks with SONK offered a 10% increase in the salaries that will be provided by the budget revision. The Government considers that it is extremely important that the status of employees in education is constantly improving, according to the established...

Macedonia 14.04.22 | 09:11

Strike in education continues

The strike in education continues in the coming days, and the negotiations of the Independent Trade Union for Education, Science and Culture (SONK) with the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) continue. SONK members in schools and kindergartens have been on strike since Monday, demanding a pay rise. The...

Macedonia 07.02.22 | 10:03

Little known company from Tetovo is winning major contracts through the Education Ministry

VMRO-DPMNE points out that the Government has given public contracts worth 3.67 million EUR to a low profile company from Tetovo. “Hildin Komerc” has only worked on minor contracts in the past, and now suddenly jumped to the top of the pecking order, hired by the Education Ministry to build...

Macedonia 17.01.22 | 17:18

Corona wave: VMRO-DPMNE proposes that the winter break is extended by two weeks

VMRO-DPMNE calls on the Education Ministry to postpone the start of the school year for two weeks. Pupils are currently on their winter break, and the number of coronavirus cases is exploding, largely as result of the New Year’s Eve celebrations and the spread of the omicron variant. We call on...

Macedonia 02.12.21 | 11:03

Food subsidies paid out to 27,000 students

The Education Ministry paid out the November food subsidies to over 27,000 students today. Students can apply for the subsidy online, and need to submit their bank account to receive the money. The subsidy amounts to 40 EUR per month, over nine months.

Macedonia 03.11.21 | 13:10

Janevska: Zaev’s education reforms have failed

The Government’s education reforms have completely failed. Digitalization of the education is an enormous undertaking and was supposed to be hugely beneficial, but given the fragile infrastructure, the lack of equipment and smartboards, on top of the lack of proper toilets and other basic infrastructure,...

Macedonia 07.10.21 | 16:07

Elementary school pupils in Bitola were polled about their sexual experience with older partners

A new controversy over the type of sexual education programs Zaev’s far left Education Minister Mila Carovska is trying to impose on children erupted in Bitola. Elementary school pupils in the “St. Clement” school were given a questionnaire that contained questions such as “have...

Macedonia 29.08.21 | 12:01

Dr. Nikolov: The state should protect the educational process

In-person learning and preservation of the educational process should be the guiding star of the government and the state. As a mother protects her children from external attacks, so the state should try to protect the educational process, especially for the youngest, Dr. Igor Nikolov, chairman of the...

Macedonia 18.08.21 | 17:10

Minister Filipce says parents will be able to require that their children attend school online

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce said that parents will be allowed to withdraw their children from schools if they are concerned because of the coronavirus pandemic. School is supposed to begin on September 1st, and the Education Ministry plans to offer in-person teaching, after having online education...

Macedonia 17.08.21 | 22:36

Education Ministry plans to start the new school year with in-person teaching

The Government announced that it plans to open all schools for in-person teaching on September 1st, after most of the last school year was conducted online. Education Minister Mila Carovska said that 62 percent of teachers are vaccinated and that it should be safe to open schools. but the Government...

Macedonia 17.08.21 | 17:07

Call for protest as the start of the school year remains uncertain

Calls for protests are spreading on a widely used Facebook group of parents of school-age children, as uncertainty grows over whether the school year will begin in September. Macedonia conducted the last school year mostly online, and Education Minister Mila Carovska insisted that this year it will be...

Macedonia 24.07.21 | 13:08

Education Ministry is hiring 500 assistants to work with special needs children

The Education Ministry is hiring 500 teacher’s assistants, who will work with children with impairment and disabilities. Applicants should meet criteria for employment as public school teachers or have completed courses in special education and childcare. The posts will be in two schools in Skopje,...

Macedonia 11.07.21 | 15:24

Mickoski: We will never have a respectable country without proper education

Without quality education and real reforms we will remain a hybrid regime, said opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski in his Alfa TV interview.  We will never have a respectable state without proper education. We will remain in company of countries like Benin, Bangladesh and Gabon, Mickoski said.

Macedonia 24.06.21 | 19:01

SDSM party branch was caught deciding who gets hired by a school in Skopje

The Macedonian Education Ministry tapped political candidates for its list of mentors to students in the municipality of Karpos, then promptly deleted it when the political affiliation of the candidates became clear. The list was published, then hidden. There are several reasons for this, but the main...

Macedonia 31.05.21 | 21:33

Mickoski: We give full support to the parents, Carovska and Zaev have no idea about digitalization

VMRO-DPMNE leader, Hristijan Mickoski, said in an interview with Sitel TV that he supported the initiative of parents to organize a referendum in relation to the digitalization of textbooks announced by the Minister of Education, Mila Carovska. We absolutely support it from day one, because what they...

Macedonia 27.05.21 | 19:41

Education Minister Carovska invites the opposition – sort of – to work with her on the controversial digital platform

After weeks of ignoring demands from parents over her latest controversial set of proposals, Education Minister Mila Carovska today finally called on the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party to make suggestions regarding the proposal. Carovska is trying to end the use of printed textbooks and make the school...

Macedonia 15.05.21 | 13:27

High school students take to the streets to protest Minister Carovska

High school students and their parents began protests in downtown Skopje and in dozens of other towns and cities across Macedonia. They demand that Education Minister Mila Carovska drops her plans to remove printed textbooks from the education process, and to ensure in-person teaching from next year. Carovska’s...

Macedonia 02.03.21 | 20:20

Government approves Education Minister Carovska’s plan to rewrite history

The Zaev Government today approved the strategy proposed by Education Minister Mila Carovska to significantly re-organize elementary education. The most controversial item in the plan is the idea to abolish history as a stand-alone class and incorporate it in a much broader class, with elements of geography...