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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 digital textbooks, pupils forced to use print copies only

There is not a bit of progress about the process of digitization 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...

Pupils in North Macedonia simulate murders from Squid Game, psychologists warn of its dangerous impact

During the breaks, pupils across North Macedonia are simulating murders and are completing other violent challenges copied from the popular South Korean TV series Squid Game. This TV show provoked fierce reactions due to its negative effects on the children and the young people, and in some countries the authorities have recommended that the parents should not allow their children...

First 2 months with new elementary education concept in North Macedonia – are there results and what has to be changed?

Exactly two months have passed since the education authorities of North Macedonia have implemented the new Concept for the elementary education, which was heralded as the basis for the education reforms. The novelties planned in the document should improve the situation and follow the contemporary tendencies in education. After the system had underwent many changes in the past, with...

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...

638 scholarships granted to Romani pupils during the 2020/2021 school year in North Macedonia

The Romani pupils that are enrolled in first and second grade in the 2020/2021 school year were granted a total of 638 scholarships. These are part of the project in North Mscedonia financed by the European Union "Regular classes: Action for an inclusion of the Romani in elementary education." This project was implemented by the Foundation Open Society Macedonia, Association...

Out of 58 countries, North Macedonia 45th in mathematical literacy and 51st in natural sciences

Out of 58 countries, the Republic of North Macedonia ranked 45th in mathematical literacy, and 51st in natural sciences. This is what the results of the international TIMSS testing that was carried out in 2019 show, informs the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). "Regarding mathematical literacy, countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan rank the highest. Compared to...

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...

MoES: 42 students and 65 teachers infected with COVID-19, part of them attended lectures

Since the start of the school year, a total of 42 COVID-19 cases have been registered among the students and 65 among the teachers. Out of them, 29 are pupils from elementary school and 13 are high school students, while 47 of the teachers are elementary school teachers and 18 are of them are high school teachers, informed the...

In just five days of the school year, 53 students and 8 teachers ended up in isolation

From the beginning of the school year a total of 53 students and 8 teachers in North Macedonia ended up in isolation, and in all the schools where new cases of COVID-19 were registered, there is due dilligence in the physical aspect of the teaching process, the Ministry of Education and Science of North Macedonia reports. "Six out of total...

Pupils in North Macedonia can have an extended stay at schools but without mixing of grades

The grades that will start with lectures with physical attendance i.e. pupils from the same grade will be able to have an extended stay at school without mixing the cgrade. This decision was adopted by the Government during yesterday's session. The Commission for Analysis of Submitted Requests by the School’s Founders for Organizing Classes with Physical Attendance, out of 225...

Mila Carovska: COVID-19 showed why we need a more solid educational system

The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have undoubtedly shown us that our country has to learn that the planning of investments in education means a lot. The challenge to start the new academic year in this manner, with the resources that the schools have, poses a challenge. This was stated by Mila Carovska, the new Minister for Education and...

The schools will have to provide school materials to pupils who have no computers

The pandemic imposed new rules to which we will have to adjust to. This requires the protection of public health, but also learning at the same time. We offered a combined teaching system and in order to make it successful we are working on an online platform that will be presented soon, said new North Macedonia's Minister for Education...

Pupils will be allowed to take off their facemasks only during meals, there will not be any PTA meetings

The Government of North Macedonia has adopted the protocol for in-person education in primary and secondary schools. The education process in the schools throughout the country will start on the 1st of October, and until then the school managements will have to prepare the facilities in order for the education process to be accomplished. The health and education authorities have...

The parents demand online teaching, Ministry of Education adamant – students will attend school from September

"Support for online teaching in the 2020/2021 school year" is the name of a Facebook Group which counts 3.500 members from North Macedonia, and these days, when stil there are many unknowns about the start of the new academic year, the commentaries are reaching the fever pitch. Many parents announced they won't let their children attend school as, in...

Secondary education in North Macedonia didn’t provide conditions for quality distant learning

In 64% of the cases, the digital tools were used either rarely (once in two weeks or once a month) or not at all in the regular teaching process, and 51% of the students were never trained by their teachers how to use digital tools for the needs in the learning process. These are some of the findings of...

Classroom teaching is vital, the rules for the schools are being prepared in North Macedonia

Certain schools in North Macedonia have better spatial conditions, others are less competent in this regard. At some schools, there may be a large number of pupils, so working in shifts will have to be introduced and at some there are smaller classrooms and working in shifts will not be required. Therefore, the teaching process with physical presence will...

This year one-third less first graders in the schools of Shtip

Three out of four primary schools in Stip demand from the Municipality to allow the existence of classes with less than the legal minimum of 24 pupils. In the subsidiary schools, on the other hand, approval for combining classes is requested. In Chardaklija there are classes with only seven pupils in the first, second and fifth grade.  In high schools,...