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Skopje lacks funds for a wider network of air pollution measuring stations and a Green Cadaster

There are no funds for a wider network of low-price air pollution measuring stations, which were supposed to be emplaced all across Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia. There are no funds for the preparation of the Green Cadaster, either. With the last rebalancing of the City of Skopje's budget, that was voted in on Monday, only one proposal...

Mathematical genius Yilli Morina received full scholarship, will continue his education at international school

Yilli Morina, the 13-year-old mathematical genius from the Shuto Orizari quarter in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, who spends most of his time solving math and physics exercises and problems and tutors university students from North Macedonia and abroad, received a full scholarship and will continue his education at an international school. Meta.mk has already published his story...

Bostanie Cooperative Garden in capital of North Macedonia teaches young people gardening

In the Novo Lisiche Park, at the outskirts of Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, 50-some enthusiasts for the second consecutive year have been working in the Bostanie Cooperative Garden. The enthusiasts, including, of course, young people, through training and workshops, can learn gardening and composting, how to protect and nourish the plants, but they can also plant vegetables...

Car ownership in North Macedonia rose to record high – 66.8% of households reported owning a car in 2021

Safeguarding the environment through the fight against climate change and air pollution in the cities throughout North Macedonia is something that exists only in theory. In reality, the data provided by the State Statistical Office - SSO show that unlike any period before, the number of Macedonian households owning a passenger vehicle last year has climbed to 66.8%. The analysis...

Young people in North Macedonia wait for appointment at psychologist’s office for two months

The primary and secondary school pupils, but also the undergraduate students in North Macedonia, should have access to free counseling centers, where they will be able to discuss their problems and talk freely about everything which is bothering them. This is the conclusion from the online debate that took place on the 27th of April 2022, organized by the...

North Macedonia: Still no new law on the digital textbooks, pupils forced to use print copies only

There is not a bit of progress about the process of digitalization of the education in North Macedonia. The pupils will still study the traditional way, from print textbooks. Of course, the other option is available - if they choose so, they can study from whatever e-books are available. Even though it promised, the Ministry of Education and Science...

Skopje Zoo’s chimpanzee Coco celebrated its 26th birthday with tasty cake

The attractive inhabitant of the Zoological Garden in Skopje, the capital of North Macedonia, Coco the chimp, turned 26 yesterday. The caretakers at the Skopje Zoo prepared a delicious surprise for Coco on his birthday. "It celebrated its birthday with its caretaker Biljana, with whom it shares the same  birthday date. Apart from the birthday boy, the other chimpanzee also received gifts...

Only two mayors and 17% of municipalities councillors in North Macedonia are young people

„Одложено младинско учество - Локални избори 2021“
Apart from women and persons with disabilities, the young people are yet another group that in regard of the political participation, is one of the most marginalized in North Macedonia. Although a quarter of the population are young people aged up to 29, only 3% of the mayoral candidates at the local elections that took place in October were young...

Slag from melting scrap iron in “Makstil” used as building material in North Macedonia

The dross produced in the process of melting scrap iron in the "Makstil" smelter in Skopje, North Macedonia, will be used as material for subbases of new roads and streets and as partial substitute for cement in the production of concrete blocks. This innovation which was presented in the industrial complex “Makstil” yesterday to Fatmir Bytyqi, the Deputy Prime minister...

Skopje’s Drisla landfill numb about the plant for secondary waste selection and recycling

This year, the Skopje landfill Drisla will receive an autoclave, or a machine for treatment of the medical waste, but also an air quality measurement station. The landfill received €800,000 in an IPA project for the recycling of construction waste. But the projects for secondary waste selection, treatment of industrial waste and the waste sorting and packaging plant, which...

Some young people in North Macedonia during the coronavirus crisis managed to build successful businesses

During the coronavirus crisis, some young people in North Macedonia saw the opportunity to start their own businesses or to adapt their existing businesses to the new normal that was imposed by the restrictive measures against the coronavirus. The stories that were told to Meta.mk by Teona Mango, Goran Bakrevski and Darko Milevski, entrepreneurs from Bitola, are a shining example...

Vocational and technical education becoming more attractive for high school students in NMacedonia

What to choose, a gymnasium or vocational-technical high school Not so long ago, the majority of 9th-grade primary school students in North Macedonia were choosing to continue their secondary education in a gymnasium instead of opting for vocational-technical schools. Now, only 4 days after the start of the high school enrollment, it is obvious that the things are slowly...

Summer sale of games on GOG – Witcher 3 with 80% discount

Two times a year (around New Year's Day and during the summer) there are big sales of games on most platforms. The summer sale of GOG.com started and it will last from the 9th to the 28th of June. The summer sales are excellent chance to buy the best titles and to get a game you really like and have...

The Tie Dye game from the Furious Avocado exceeds 100 million downloads worldwide

The Tie Dye mobile game produced by Furious Avocado, a gaming studio from North Macedonia exceeded 100 million downloads worldwide last week. It's a DIY creative game that can be used for coloring clothes by one's own choice. The game is very easy to understand and available for wider audiences. Furious Avocado has already set its next goal - 200...

Illegal logging, poaching and illegal waste dumping harshest enemies to protected areas in North Macedonia

Civil society organizations appeal for better conservation of the protected areas in North Macedonia and for better assistance to the managers in preserving the biodiversity. Illegal logging, poaching, dumping enormous quantities of waste by irresponsible people and jeopardizing the living world are the greatest threats to the areas with the country's greatest natural treasures. The environmentalists, during the days...

Teachers give support: Changes in primary education in North Macedonia bring benefits to the minority communities

The reform of the primary education that will start at the beginning of the next school year are good for the whole society in North Macedonia. From what we saw and understood so far, and we have seen pretty much, and taking into account that the whole process of sketching the changes has been implemented in a transparent way...

State Graduation Board accepts the draft model for state graduation exams in North Macedonia

The North Macedonia's State Graduation Board accepted the proposal which envision that this year's State graduation exams for the high school graduates will consist of four exams i.e. 2 external and 2 internal and a project task, informed the Ministry of Education and Science. In the next several days, the Board will prepare the new draft concept. "At today's online...

The pandemic directed the light to the problems and the need for functional digitalization of higher education

Empty amphitheaters, empty student dormitories - the pandemic has emptied the locations where students used to live, study and socialize. During last year, the lectures and the exams took place at home and the new conditions for studying additionally stressed the problems that the students faced even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, several events marked the...

Analysis: In the IT sector in North Macedonia, the gap between men and women almost non-existent

Unlike other industrial sectors in the Macedonian economy, the IT sector stands out as the one where the gap between men and women is almost non-existent. In some industries, such as digital marketing, the ratio is 55.56% percent women versus 44.44% percent men. Over the years, the number of women graduates in formal education is on the rise. If in...

From attending classes on a pedal boat to playing video games during classes – the misuses of the online teaching?

The new school year in North Macedonia started on the 1st of October with a distance learning based on the national platform schools.mk where the pupils are able to see and hear the lectures of their teachers and professors. But, this way of teaching also posed new challenges both for the students and the teachers, and the whole educational...