Tag: school
Macedonia 08.10.20 | 10:10

Outbreak in Skopje elementary school spreads after a sick teacher took her child to attend classes

Additional 22 pupils attending first grade in the Goce Delcev elementary school in downtown Skopje were sent home after one of the pupils tested positive to the coronavirus. The kid’s mother is one of the two teachers in the school which is positive. She had flu symptoms for days, and was not going...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 13:47

Albanian high school students in Struga hold protest, demand in-person teaching

High school students from Struga and several near-by villages protested today, again demanding to be allowed to attend in-person classes. Most Albanian language classes in the Niko Nestor and Ibrahim Temo high schools have boycotted the online classes since last week when school started. Today they were...

Macedonia 07.10.20 | 10:48

Corona outbreak in downtown Skopje elementary school

Two teachers in the Goce Delcev elementary school in downtown Skopje tested positive to the coronavirus, prompting their 15 pupils to switch to online education. The report has not been officially confirmed but is widespread among parents in the school, who are deeply concerned. Pupils in the first three...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 22:36

Health Minister assures parents that their children are safe wearing masks to school

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce assured parents of children in the first three grades of elementary school, who attend in-person classes, that the masks they are forced to wear for long periods of time are not dangerous for their children. Filipce said that ultimately the Ministry hopes to have all...

Macedonia 01.10.20 | 11:39

How did the first day of school go?

The new school year officially started today. Students up to third grade will attend classes in-person, as well as students in high schools that meet the requirements for in-person education. In-person classes are held in 600 schools across the country, and online learning is available for the others,...

Macedonia 26.09.20 | 16:38

Education Ministry reveals its online teaching platform

Schools.mk, an improvised online platform that will be used by elementary and high school students, went live yesterday. Based on Microsoft Teams, the platform will be used by elementary students of fourth grade and higher and high school students, who will attend the coming school year online, at least...

Macedonia 24.09.20 | 10:20

Only four high schools allowed to conduct in-person classes

Only four high schools received approval from the Education Ministry to conduct in-person education, based on their readiness to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Two of the schools are in Skopje and they accomodate students with disabilities or visual impairment. Another is the privately ran International...

Macedonia 18.09.20 | 11:02

Online classes to start on October 1, still uncertain if first graders will attend in-person learning

Online teaching will start on October 1, while changes are possible for in-person teaching if there is a deterioration of the epidemiological situation, Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska announced Friday in the Parliament, which should decide on amendments to the laws on primary and secondary...

Macedonia 17.09.20 | 14:06

World Bank: In terms of quality of learning, 11 years of schooling in Macedonia is only equivalent to 7.3 years

Young people in the Europe and Central Asia region are being provided with the opportunities needed to grow into productive adults, thanks to continued investments in health and education during their childhood and teenage years, says the latest update of the World Bank’s Human Capital Index (HCI),...

Macedonia 07.09.20 | 09:46

No in-person classes for students over third grade in Skopje-based schools

Smaller schools, except those based in Skopje, can ask for permission to hold in-person classes to all students come October 1, not just to pupils up to third grade, Health Minister Venko Filipce told Radio Free Europe on Sunday. He stressed in the interview that the new school year is set to start in...

Macedonia 04.09.20 | 16:59

Classes will last 30 minutes, schools will remain open until 8 in the evening

The Education Ministry and municipal authorities announced the basic principles of the next school year. Elementary school pupils from grades one through three will be required to attend education in person, while for the higher grades, schools will individually declare their readiness to implement the...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 11:39

With the Government still on recess, VMRO proposes three modes for the new school year

Given the chaos in the public education system with less than two weeks before the start of the school year, VMRO-DPMNE proposed its solution to the issue. The party suggests that the schools are divided in different categories given the local infection rate and that education is organized accordingly. Under...

Macedonia 13.08.20 | 22:06

Ademi: In-person teaching for first to third grade – classes for other students to be held online

Education Minister, Arber Ademi, said on TV 21’s “10 minutes” show that in the schools where there is a small number of students, the classes can take place with physical presence while observing the measures against Covid-19. This proposal should get the green light from the Government....

Macedonia 12.08.20 | 10:44

Education Minister Ademi counters healthcare experts, wants teaching to resume in person

Education Minister Arbr Ademi said that the position of his department is that students should begin attended in-person education at the start of the new year on September 1. The statement comes after the Committee on Infectious Diseases proposed that classes continue under the improvised online system,...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 20:26

Government to wait for the model for the education process from the Commission for Infectious Diseases

The Government adopted Tuesday the Ministry of Education and Science’s report and plan on instruction in school year 2020/2021, which is to be shared with the Commission for Infectious Diseases. The model for implementation of the instruction process in elementary and secondary schools will be adopted...

Macedonia 11.08.20 | 12:17

Three weeks untill the start of the school year there is still no plan in sight

With just three weeks to go before the school year starts, the Education and Healthcare ministries still haven’t come up with a plan how they expect children to go back to schools. Public education has been put on hold since March, with the outbreak of the coronavirus, and except for an improvised...

Macedonia 10.08.20 | 16:46

Health safety protocols for possible reopening of schools still not adopted

Commission for Infectious Diseases and Education Ministry officials earlier today had a meeting to discuss health safety protocols that should be adopted ahead of a possible reopening of schools on September 1. No conclusions were passed today on the matter, the Ministry of Health said. Talks will continue...

Macedonia 07.07.20 | 19:58

Parents of young elementary school pupils told to go back to work

The Government ordered that parents of children under 10 years of age who go to school have to begin going back to work. These parents were exempt from going to work during the course of the epidemic because with the kindergartens closed, many parents had no other option to care for their children. Kindergartens...

Macedonia 23.06.20 | 18:16

Struga school principal orders the removal of the Star of Kutlesh

The principal of an elementary school in Struga ordered taht the Star of Kutlesh – Macedonia’s original flag that was forcibly replaced under Greek pressure – is erased from the schoolyard. The star was recently drawn there in protest after attempts by the Government to remove the symbol....

Macedonia 30.04.20 | 17:14

Ademi: High school final exam cancelled, pupils will not go back to school

This year’s high school final exam is cancelled, said Minister of Education and Science Arber Ademi on Thursday. Minister Ademi presented the set of measures from the education plan that the Government adopted at today’s session. Pupils in elementary and secondary schools will not go back to schools...

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