NEWS OF THE DAY The boycotting of classes put off, Ministry of Education and Science says the digitalization will be carried out
Parents of the initiative and Facebook group “There must be classes and textbooks” today held a meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, where several points were discussed. At the meeting they demanded mandatory use of hard copy textbooks in primary and secondary education, excluding gender-sensitive education, creating appropriate conditions for children with atypical development, creating protocols for holding classes with physical presence and not merging two or more subjects into one.
Ministry of Education and Science: We are making the reforms in broad consultation with all stakeholders
The Ministry of Education and Science through a statement says that like for all reforms, they are consulting and listening to the opinion of all stakeholders for the Law on textbooks as well, and that priority is given to quality of teaching in adopting the legal solution.
STATEMENT OF THE DAY
US Ambassador Kate Byrnes about the next steps of North Macedonia
– The upcoming period will be of decisive significance for the future of North Macedonia as a prosperous ally that contributes to the stability of the region. After the signing of the historic Prespa Agreement in 2018, as well as NATO entry and the green light for EU accession negotiations in 2020, North Macedonia has made an evident step forward. But this step has to be maintained and the chance has to be used even in times full of challenges. We know that in the future there could be challenges, such as corruption, nepotism, even dysfunctional institutions, which hinder the path of North Macedonia towards the goals set, stated US Ambassador in the country Kate Byrnes today in an address at the signing of the grant agreement between North Macedonia and the US.
ZAEV Prime Minister Zoran Zaev today at the vaccination point in the Boris Trajkovski sports arena was vaccinated against the coronavirus with a vaccine from the Chinese manufacturer “Sinopharm”.
RASHKOVSKI The SCPC is opening cases for “Shilegov’s stairs” and the president of the Judicial Council and is extending the investigation on Rashkovski. EDUCATION Today in organization of the Ministry of Education and Science, training was held at the Parliamentarian’s Club on the activities to be conducted by principles of secondary vocational schools where in the new 2021/2022 school year the implementation of the dual education concept begins, as well as the obligations they are to undertake in the direction of efficient partnership with companies that are part of the concept and will participate in the education of high school students.
HATE SPEECH Following the publication of the digital Interpretative Dictionary, the government received reactions from representatives of the Roma community in the country in regards to the insulting words that are present in the dictionary.
GRANT With 8.3 million dollars, USAID will help to strengthen the economic competitiveness, reduce the corruption and increase youth participation in social matters in the country. For that purpose, a Grant Agreement for development partnership was signed today in Skopje between the United States and the Republic of North Macedonia. The agreement was signed by Minister of Finance Fatmir Besimi and USAID representative Erik Janovski.
BULGARIA Bulgarian President Rumen Radev confirmed that the early elections in Bulgaria will be held on July 11.
JUSTICE With the presentation of material evidence proposed by the defence, the trial for the NGO “International Union” continued today in the Basic Criminal Court in Skopje, where together with founder Bojan Jovanovski, four more persons are accused.
Non-discrimination and multiculturalism in schools
CIVIL held a panel discussion on the topic Non-discrimination and Multiculturalism in Schools, which was attended by Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska, professor Elena Dzuteska from the Independent Academic Union and Blendi Hodai, President of the Union of High School Students.
The panel was led by Xhabir Deralla from CIVIL.
translation: N. Cvetkovska