DAILY BRIEF School year starts October with physical presence of up to 20 students in classrooms and 30-minute classes, illegal construction at Mavrovka mall to be demolished, Ahmeti in The Hague as a witness…

NEWS OF THE DAY: Schools fulfilling condition may organize teaching with physical presence


The Plan of the Ministry of Education is based on the needs of having maximum benefits for the students, the employees in the schools and the wider community, and at the same time avoiding the spread of Covid-19, said yesterday Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska.

She called on the municipalities to inform parents and teachers to review the protocols and offered combined model of teaching.


With such type of teaching, there will be no more than 20 students present in each classroom, with classes lasting 30 minutes in primary schools and 35 minutes in secondary schools, with a five-minute break between classes.

Carovska stated that she still does not know how many students will follow the teaching with physical presence, and how many online.

This percentage will be known after September 15, as at the moment the call is still ongoing to all municipalities and school councils, which should address the Commission in the government that is to respond positively or negatively. Then we will know how many will start with physical presence, and how many students will follow the teaching online, said Minister Carovska.


The government decided and gave guidelines for demolishing the illegal construction at the Mavrovka mall.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Zoran Zaev today on his re-election as Prime Minister of the Republic of North Macedonia.

“Ali Ahmeti has been summoned to The Hague as a witness”, stated Minister of Foreign Affairs Bujar Osmani.

Bujar Osmani and Nikola Dimitrov, who today took over the functions Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs and Minister of Foreign Affairs, do not expect obstacles from neighbouring Bulgaria in the process of the EU membership negotiations of North Macedonia.

On September 8 in Brussels, member states will have a debate on a version of the draft negotiating framework, which will be presented by the Germany presidency of the European Union, stated Nikola Dimitrov, Deputy Prime Minister in charge of European Affairs.

The MOI detained a three-member terrorist group active in the country.

Dehran Muratov

Translation: N. Cvetkovska

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