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News on schools and education policy in Slovakia

UPDATED: 16. Aug 2017, at 15:53

PM Fico wants Education Minister’s resignation

Education Minister Peter Plavčan has refused to leave, the Prime Minister demanding his resignation. Roman Cuprik ,16. Aug 2017, at 14:14

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Police to check minister Plavčan in connection with EU-funds

The opposition is calling for a no-confidence vote on him. Compiled by Spectator staff ,31. Jul 2017, at 15:51

Peter Plavčan

Education minister fails to explain distribution of EU money

The opposition parties plan to initiate a no-confidence vote, the second against this minister. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Jul 2017, at 1:33

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Education Ministry ready to sign for controversial project

The inspection of the procurement authority has not revealed any obstacles to signing a deal over securing better internet connection for schools, but non-governmental organisations point to unanswered questions. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 23:02

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Teacher’s salaries to rise by 6 percent from September

Increase in salaries depends on trade unions signing Memorandum that no strikes against the government will be held until 2020. Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 7:12

Over 100 foreign students receive diplomas in medicine

Most of the graduating students were Greeks Compiled by Spectator staff ,25. Jul 2017, at 6:18

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Cursive or block writing?

Ministry gives up idea of teaching pupils one type of writing only, for now. Nina Francelová ,19. Jul 2017, at 15:10

Businesses want schools to be more eager about dual education

Prepared amendment should motivate vocational schools to collaborate more. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Jul 2017, at 13:35

Pupils should learn directly in firms.

IT education may suffer from a lack of teachers

Failure to adopt necessary changes could make Slovakia less competitive in the digital era. Radka Minarechová ,13. Jul 2017, at 15:02

Education Minister to check finances for science

He is responding to the recent complaint of rectors who said the contributions go mostly to private firms. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Jul 2017, at 23:22

Education Minister Peter Plavčan

Education helps in fighting extremism

The US Embassy in Slovakia supports the exchanges of students and researchers, in addition to projects that promote innovative approaches to education. Radka Minarechová ,11. Jul 2017, at 6:30

The presentation of Online Live Library project

Slovak pupils go to US to compete at World Robot OlympicsVideo

Their Vianočka robot can sort out balls of various colours Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Jul 2017, at 21:45

The Slovak team with their robot.
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Blog: Business and education: a cocktail called future

Every community, society and region encounters challenges that could either seriously limit its growth potential or send the region into a downward spiral of civil and economic regression.Francis Chitawo, Bruno D. A. Sacatucua, Peter Reťkovský3. Jul 2017, at 12:00

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Cabinet approves changes in school funding

Teacher salaries and student transportation included in the amendment approved on June 7. Compiled by Spectator staff ,8. Jun 2017, at 13:52

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Bishops protest teaching of humanism

Experts reject the argument that curriculum changes are trying to counter religion. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Jun 2017, at 12:59

Dual education still ironing out the bugs

Cooperation between companies and schools should help diminish the lack of qualified workforce in key industries. Erik Rédli ,16. May 2017, at 6:35

Science not interesting for girls

Slovak girls become interested in the so-called STEM subjects only as 12-year-olds. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. May 2017, at 9:30

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Embraco provides students with new experiences

Three students from the Technical University Košice (TUKE) found a job in the firm via personnel leasing. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Apr 2017, at 9:30

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Education reform can also come from below

US experts are expected to help with the new initiative aimed at searching for innovative educational projects. Radka Minarechová ,19. Apr 2017, at 15:38

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One-fourth of students to be lost to brain drain

A total of 18 universities and 489 students from various fields of study have participated in the survey. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2017, at 23:01

The number of students in Slovakia is dropping.

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