News on schools and education policy in Slovakia

Children will not return to schools as scheduled

Test part of secondary school leaving exam will not take place.Compiled by Spectator staff, 5. Jan 2021, at 12:49

The Education Ministry came up with a manual on how children can return to schools

The plan copies the COVID automat, and even proposes the testing of pupils.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Dec 2020, at 12:12

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Slovak pupils still lag behind OECD and EU average in mathematics

Results in natural sciences are comparable with other countries.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Dec 2020, at 11:09

We do not need a test to enter a shopping mall, so why do it in schools?

Slovakia is a rarity when it comes to closed schools, says director of the National Education Institute.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 8. Dec 2020, at 19:18

Some children returned to schools after testing on December 7.

Some schools will open on December 7

Matovič pushed through testing at schools, government is launching a pilot project this weekend.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Dec 2020, at 18:07

PM Igor Matovič (front) and Education Minister Branislav Gröhling  (back)

Half of all parents lack time to help their children with distance learning

Some have a hard time motivating their children, others do not understand the curriculum.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Dec 2020, at 11:40

Slovakia keeps losing its best students. They are leaving for schools abroad

This can have an negative impact on universities, science as well as the labour market.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Nov 2020, at 17:36

Some university graduates work in lower positions.

Older pupils still stay home. Exception made for those in material need

Minister would like to open schools as soon as possible, PM talks about return in 2021.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 19. Nov 2020, at 17:33

Rectors create an alternative platform to discuss less popular yet pressing issues

It was symbolically established on November 17.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Nov 2020, at 17:41

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FAQs: Two masks in a school bag, gym closed for first three weeks

The Education Ministry published rules and orders about returning to schools.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Aug 2020, at 15:44

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Foreign students are coming. Tests and isolation planned for those from risky countries

Academic year to start at Slovakia's universities in September. Universities are ready to be flexible and make changes if the coronavirus situation requires it.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 12. Aug 2020, at 17:43

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Schools will open in September. Infected pupils will not mean automatic closure

The situation of spring 2020, when all schools were closed for several months, should not repeat in the upcoming school year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Aug 2020, at 16:17

The summer school in Vlčkovce, near Trnava.

Some pupils have returned to their desks. Summer schools have begun

The ministry has supported 244 projects.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Aug 2020, at 18:22

The summer school in Vlčkovce, near Trnava.

Online summer Slovak language school kicks off

80 people from 22 countries have enrolled.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Aug 2020, at 11:15

Comenius University in Bratislava

Dean of the prestigious Slovak IT faculty stays. A lot of his staff is leaving

Rector submitted the proposal to remove him from function, academic senate supported dean.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Jul 2020, at 10:38

Dean Ivan Kotuliak

Schools around Slovakia wrap up the coronavirus-marked school year today

Parents of school kids who did not return to schools post-COVID are no longer entitled to what is known as the pandemic nursing benefit.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2020, at 14:01

Bringing World to the Classroom

From manufacturing to something better. Industry 4.0 could redefine Slovakia

Education responding to the labour market and lifelong learning remain keys to success.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Jun 2020, at 9:12

The EU’s post-coronavirus support is a big incentive to rebuild Slovakia’s economy and education.

Academic staff to leave FIIT STU over its dean’s actions

Conflicts at the leading IT faculty in Bratislava started a year ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jun 2020, at 21:50

FIIT STU students and employees go on strike on Feb 18, 2020, in Bratislava.

Post-coronavirus Slovakia facing major challenge and it is not ready

If we want to be a middle-income country, fine, but we should then stop dreaming about catching up with Austria or even competing with Czechia in the future, says a top expert on education and the labour market,…Jana Liptáková, 10. Jun 2020, at 11:24

Vladimír Šucha

The number of opened schools and kindergartens exceeded expectations

The lowest number of re-opened facilities is in Prešov Region.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Jun 2020, at 13:20

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