Tag: schools
Macedonia 29.09.20 | 22:19

Chaos and frustrated parents at the start of the online school year

With two days to go before the start of the school year, public schools have begun testing the platform for online education, which is going to be used by elementary school students in grades four and above, and by high school students. Initial results are bad, with the website set up to help students...

Macedonia 18.09.20 | 12:39

Filipce: If epidemiological situation is stable, more children in schools as of November

Health Minister Venko Filipce said Thursday if the epidemiological situation is stable, at the beginning of November more students would be allowed to be physically present in classes in schools. From October 1, other classes could be able to be physically present in schools, only in a situation when...

Macedonia 18.08.20 | 16:47

Government decides that public education continues online, except for the first three grades and pupils in small village schools

The Education Ministry said that its final decision is that public education will be held online, except for the youngest elementary school children in the first three grades, and for children attending the smallest schools in the country. Parents will be asked to give their approval for their children...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 17:25

COVID-19 school protocols to be finalized next week

A Ministry of Education and Science working group is set to meet with the Commission for Infectious Diseases next week to discuss the final draft of COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year. Deputy Education Minister Elizabeta Naumovska told MIA that the working group will get together over the...

Macedonia 31.07.20 | 13:31

In 10 years, high school lost a quarter of their students

The number of high school students dropped by 23.6 percent in ten years, a report by the State Statistics Bureau found. According to the report, there were 94,387 high school students in 2008. This number dropped to 86,936 in 2013 and by the 2018-2019 school year it was down to 72,123. This is a net...

Macedonia 27.07.20 | 10:25

Plans for the next school year will be revealed in two weeks, focus will be on return to classrooms where possible

The Education Ministry said it will propose a plan for the next school year in two weeks. Schools closed in March, as the coronavirus began to spread, and the remainder of the school year was conducted with hastily improvised online learning. With infection and mortality rates in Macedonia the worst...

World 30.04.20 | 18:45

Schools in Hungary to remain closed until end of May

Schools in Hungary will remain closed until the end of May and events with more than 500 participants cannot be held until Aug. 15, Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff Gergely Gulyas said on Thursday. Orban announced on Wednesday that some restrictions outside Budapest imposed to contain...

World 15.04.20 | 09:42

Denmark first in Europe to reopen schools after coronavirus lockdown

Denmark began reopening schools on Wednesday after a month-long closure over the novel coronavirus, becoming the first country in Europe to do so, AFP reports. Nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools were reopening, according to an AFP correspondent, after they were closed on March 12 in an effort...

Macedonia 26.03.20 | 14:23

Macedonian schools experiment with online learning

Schools across Macedonia are beginning to improvise with online learning. Many teachers have begun issuing assignments using Google Classroom to students who have online access, and an Eduino web site is set up with videos where teachers read lessons accompanied with simple animations. Eduino will cover...

World 15.03.20 | 11:58

Hungary closes its schools to stop the spread of the virus

Hungary’s schools will close starting Monday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said in a video announcement published. From March 16 on, schools will continue education through digital channels, and no personal presence at the school will be required, Orban said....

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 17:22

Taravari attacks DUI for not renaming the Cair schools sooner

Arben Taravari from the Alliance of Albanians mocked the move by DUI party officials to rename two schools in Skopje’s Cair district. The move is ethnically sensitive, as the schools were named after a Macedonian poet/enlightenment figure, and are now named after an Albanian politician and a 2001...

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 15:53

If the names of schools are more important than the conditions for teaching, we do not live in the 21st century!

The names of the schools cannot be more important than the conditions for teaching and the conditions of the building for the Ministry of Education, VMRO-DPMNE leader Hristijan Mickoski said Wednesday, answering a reporter’s question in relation to the renaming of two schools in Cair. If in our...

Macedonia 04.03.20 | 11:16

Multiethnic Zaev vs. Zoran Zaev: Changing the names of the schools in Cair is lawful

The former prime minister and current leader of SDSM Zoran Zaev has changed his mind again and has denied his own statement over the renaming of the schools in Cair. Yesterday he said the decision to change the names of the two primary schools in Skopje’s Cair municipality from “Nikola Vapcarov”...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 13:36

Zaev defies Ademi: Cair municipality’s decision to change the names of two schools is unlawful

The procedure for changing the names of the two primary schools in the Skopje municipality of Cair was completed yesterday at the Central Registry. The “Nikola Vapcarov” primary school is now officially called “Imri Elezi”, and the “Rajko Zinzifov” primary school is...

Macedonia 03.03.20 | 11:44

Cair schools “Rajko Zinzifov” and “Nikola Vapcarov” renamed into “Imri Elezi” and “Ismail Qemali”

Education Minister Arber Ademi informed on Facebook that the names of two schools in Cair have been changed – “Nikola Vapcarov” now is “Ismail Qemali” and “Rajko Zinzifov” – “Imri Elezi”. The Council of the Municipality of Cair voted to change...

Macedonia 05.11.19 | 22:30

Government plans to begin a sexual education pilot program in four schools

The Zaev Government announced a plan to introduce sexual education as a pilot program in four elementary schools, in the final, 9th grade. The proposal announced today would cover two urban schools, one school in an urban district and one with mostly ethnic minority pupils. According to the proposal,...

Macedonia 02.09.19 | 10:43

Teachers strike on the first day of the school year

Many schools across Macedonia didn’t open this morning, on the first day of school, because of the strike called for by the SONK teachers’ union. The union demands a pay rise of 25 percent, citing the equivalent increase in the minimum wage, while the Government is only prepared to give a...

Macedonia 08.02.19 | 14:43

Stoilkovski: Schools ordered to delete the name Republic of Macedonia from school buildings

SDSM wiped out the Republic of Macedonia in front of the eyes of the children, in front of the pupils’ eyes. With no sense of statehood, on January 31, the municipalities in the Republic of Macedonia received guidelines from the Government, followed by an order to delete the name Republic of Macedonia...