Tag: school
Macedonia 10.01.22 | 16:43

Parents call for online second term in schools

The Support for Online Classes Movement, which started as a Facebook group that now has 15,000 members, demands that the second term of the 2021/22 school year be held online. We are not capable to have a combined, we are not capable to have even in-person classes, because children in a classroom of...

Macedonia 24.12.21 | 17:48

Struga: High school teacher detained after hitting a pupil on the head with brass knuckles

The Struga court ordered eight days of detention to a teacher from the “Ibrahim Temo” high school who attacked a pupil with brass knuckles. The shocking incident was reported yesterday and it followed an argument the teacher had with the pupil’s mother. The 57 year old English language...

Macedonia 26.10.21 | 17:54

Elementary school in downtown Skopje flooded with sewage

Pupils in the “Dimitar Miladinov” elementary school in Skopje are missing classes for a second day after flooding in the toilets. The worn out water and sewage system as well as the water heating system broke down on Monday, and the first floor of the school was flooded. Pupils are sent home,...

Macedonia 22.10.21 | 22:39

Teacher filmed slapping a child in a school in Skopje

A video of a teacher slapping an elementary school pupil was shared on social media today. The incident allegedly happened in the “Panajot Ginovski” school in Skopje’s Butel distict. The man is seen slapping the child and then lifting him from the ground.

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 23.09.21 | 15:05

After insisting that the schools were safe, the Government will introduce rapid Covid tests

Healthcare Minister Venko Filipce announced a move to screen pupils in elementary and high-schools, as more and more classes are forced into isolation as Covid cases are found. The Education Ministry continues to insist that schools conduct in-person classes, and has recently dismissed demands from parents...

Macedonia 15.09.21 | 15:02

Parents confused, fear infection spread in schools: If a student testes positive for Covid-19, the whole class doesn’t go into isolation, only the students with whom they had contact with

If there is a student who is positive for Covid-19, the whole class does not go into isolation, but the students with whom he was in direct contact and students who did not wear a face mask. If a student is diagnosed with Covid-19, the school notifies the epidemiological service at the Center for Public...

Macedonia 06.09.21 | 22:11

Entire classes in three cities sent into isolation due to the coronavirus

Entire classes in three cities in the country have been sent into isolation due to the coronavirus. These are classes in Veles, Prilep and Stip primary and secondary schools. This school year started with in-person classes for all students in Macedonia. According to the plan of the authorities, they...

Macedonia 03.09.21 | 17:23

Despite growing number of Covid cases, Minister Carovska tries to present a rosy picture of the start of the school year

Education Minister Mila Carovska tried to present a rosy picture of the first few days of the school year, that began with in-person teaching despite the exceptionally high coronavirus infection rate across the country. On the first day, 14 classes had to be sent into isolation after pupils were diagnosed...

Macedonia 03.09.21 | 11:50

Education Ministry: Only 0.01% of students and teachers infected with COVID-19

Elementary and high schools students have returned to classrooms and are abiding by COVID-19 protection measures, the Ministry of Education and Science said in a press release on Friday. According to data from the Ministry of Education and Science, obtained from school authorities on September 2, only...

Macedonia 02.09.21 | 19:36

Two days into the school year, Covid cases diagnosed in two schools in Skopje

On the second day of the school year two classes from schools in Skopje were sent into isolation, after classmates were diagnosed with the coronavirus. One 5th grade class in Skopje’s Aerodrom district and one 9th grade class in Kisela Voda are the first to have confirmed corona cases. According...

Macedonia 01.09.21 | 09:11

Students in Macedonia return to schools after 52 weeks, new school year starts

Today starts the new 2021/2022 school year. After 52 weeks, students in Macedonia return to in-person learning in schools. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools closed on March 11, 2020. The new school year begins with mandatory wearing of face masks, body temperature measurement at school entrances...

Macedonia 20.08.21 | 21:23

Three options for the start of the school year

Education Minister Mila Carovska left the door open to cancel the start of in-person teaching as the school year is supposed to begin on September 1st. Macedonia has a badly deteriorating coronavirus situation with the infection and death rate increasing quickly. Carovska said that the first choice is...

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 04.02.21 | 18:46

Elementary school student from Stip was denied his award after beating high school students in a math competition

Damjan Davkov, an eight grade student from Stip, was denied an award after he beat out the competition from high schools and won the first place at a competition organized by the Education Ministry. Instead of being rewarded for his success, Davkov received a note from Education Minister Mila Carovska...

Macedonia 21.01.21 | 11:10

Students go back to school, second semester starts

Following their three-week winter break, the country’s elementary and high school students are back in school today—some remotely, some in person—beginning the second semester of the academic 2020-21 year. According to the Ministry of Education and Science, the hybrid model will continue given...

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...

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