Thursday marks the final day of school year 2020/2021 in all primary and secondary schools.
This school year started a month later (1 October 2020) due to the need for the Parliament to adopt the COVID-19 protocols and considering that the Parliament was to be constituted after the July elections. Therefore, the number of instruction days was cut from 180 to 159.
The education process was organized using the combined model – majority of pupils attended online instruction through the Microsoft Teams platform, whereas children from the first, second and third grades and those in higher grades in rural environments attended instruction in person.
The Ministry of Education and Science, in cooperation with the Commission for Infectious Diseases and the Ministry of Health, will decide on the type of instruction to be used for the coming school year that will start in September. Minister Mila Carovska said yesterday that the aim is to bring pupils back to schools.
“We all want the same and that is to see school yards filled with children’s laughter and classrooms full of pupils in September. This will largely depend on the epidemiological situation,” added Carovska.