School Students of 7th and 10th Grades Sit for Exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature

Today, more than 111,000 school students of 7th and 10th grades are taking a standardized test (the so-called external assessment exam)in Bulgarian language and literature. The exam in mathematics is on Friday. For 7th graders the exam results will be valid for admission to elite secondary schools. There will also be a foreign language test but it will be optional.

Romania reaches required PISA standards

Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) pretesting ended the other day, and the final result of Romania's participation is 94.69%, said on Thursday Education Minister Sorin Cimpeanu, who underlined the importance of international comparative evaluations, specifying that 4 million lei have been allocated this year to support these studies.

New rules for non-EU students in Slovenia raising dust

Ljubljana – Non-EU students who want to study in Slovenia must prove they have EUR 5,000 per academic year available to obtain a temporary residence permit under the recent changes to the foreigners’ act. This has upset students and universities, while the government says only the manner in which students prove they have sufficient means has changed.

Iohannis: We must not forget that within EU the level of development between member states is unequal

Bucharest, June 2 /Agerpres/ - The level of development between the member states of the European Union is unequal, President Klaus Iohannis said on Wednesday, calling for "a medium and long-term vision for the European Union". He spoke online at the "Let's talk - Future of Europe" debate organized by the Group of the European People's Party (EPP) in the European Parliament.

Editorial: For the youth of Greece

In the first post- WWII decades and in the post-Civil War reorganisation and reconstruction of the country, university admission was a popular yearning and a youthful dream.

It guided the youth and mobilised their families, especially poorer ones that sought a better future for their children.

Delo hails new aid for tourism, but says it must come on time

Ljubljana, 29 May – The newspaper Delo welcomes the Economy Ministry’s proposal to distribute a new set of vouchers to citizens to boost tourism while extending their validity to hospitality, culture, sports and recreational services, but also says that aid needs to come quick.

Bulgaria: All Schoolchildren Resume In-Person Learning from 31 May

From 31 May, schools will resume in-person learning for all students from fifth to eleventh grade. This is done according to an order of the caretaker Health Minister issued on 18 May 2021.

Schools will continue to implement anti-epidemic measures already in place: thorough disinfection and wearing protective masks. As before, contacts between different classes will be limited.

EduMin Cimpeanu: We must increase degree of credibility of university diplomas

Minister of Education Sorin Cimpeanu stated on Friday that the prestige and relevance of university diplomas must be strengthened, specifying that, in a few days, a service of the National Council for Attesting Titles, Diplomas and Certificates (C.N.A.T.D.C.U.) with technical and legal support skills in solving problems in the field will be operational and the development of a strategy to preve