Tag: school
Macedonia 22.01.23 | 14:51

Winter break ends, school resume tomorrow

Winter school break ends today, and school will resume tomorrow. The break starts with New Year and was supposed to last until January 18th, but was extended to cover the full third week. Pupils will be expected to remain in school until June 14th – four more days than usual – to make up...

Macedonia 28.12.22 | 21:23

Bomb threats emailed to schools in Skopje and Kumanovo were false

The latest round of bomb threats issued today, against schools in Skopje and Kumanovo, proved to be false. A total of 12 schools in Skopje and eight in Kumanovo had to be evacuated today. The police has made two arrests of minors, but the emailed threats keep coming. The Interior Ministry has been unable...

Macedonia 15.12.22 | 20:58

Chilling bomb threat sent to a Kumanovo school announced death and destruction

A news outlet from Kumanovo published the threatening message that was sent to a local elementary school today. The school was one of the 15 schools included in the latest wave of threatening messages which sparked evacuations and panicked children and parents. We will not hide. Murders are needed. We...

Macedonia 02.11.22 | 17:11

Bomb threats made against six schools in Skopje

Another round of bomb threats were received today, against aimed at schools in the capital Skopje. Six schools were named in the emailed threats. Police quickly evacuated the schools as the security services are still trying to determine the origin of the threats. There were three similar threats sent...

Macedonia 28.10.22 | 20:27

Another false bomb threat made against a school in Skopje

Another false bomb report was made in a school in Skopje today. The report came over email, around 14h today, that allegedly there is a bomb planted in the school, which was not named to the public. Bomb squad officers were quickly deployed and determined that, like the previous half a dozen threats...

Macedonia 01.09.22 | 09:30

Students return to school without textbooks, but with other printed materials

Around 255,000 elementary and high school students are starting the 2022/2023 school year today, in which, after two pandemic years, classes will start without anti-covid protocols and face masks. For the first, second, fourth and fifth grade students, new curricula have been prepared for the classes,...

Macedonia 11.05.22 | 13:05

Mines and grenades found in the Jegunovce elementary school

During cleaning in the basement of the elementary school in the village of Jegunovce, near Tetovo, staff found several anti-personnel mines, one anti-tank mine and two grenades . The devices were probably meant for training purposes. They were removed by sappers of the Rescue and Protection Agency.

Macedonia 27.04.22 | 09:45

Teacher’s strike continues, kindergartens to accept preschool children

The strike of the employees in the primary and secondary education resumes, but day care centers will reopen. The teacher’s trade union rejected the government’s latest offer of 12 percent raises. The strike in the kindergartens will be on hold which means that the parents can take their...

Macedonia 01.04.22 | 11:29

Village school principal charged after attacking a pupil

Gostivar prosecutors filed charges against the deputy principal of the school in the village of Cegrane who attacked an eight grade pupil. The school official shouted at the kid who came to ask why he is being re-assigned to another class, then slapped and kicked him. The boy sustained head injuries.  

Macedonia 27.01.22 | 21:02

In-person classes and open windows: Children to be rotated so that they do not sit by the windows all the time

The Commission for Infectious Diseases proposed that schools resume in-person classes on February 1, but according to the Covid measures, the classes to be held with open windows. We were notified for he in-person classes, which will mean that the classes will be held with open windows for most of the...

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...