In the new school year, which start was scheduled for Monday, there were 254 pupils who registered for attending the first grade of elementary school and 350 students for attending the first year of high school, said Minister of education, science, culture and sport of BPC Gorazde, Ms. Sevda Popovic.
“We all see that the birth-rate in this Canton is lower every year, which causes decrease in number of first-grade pupils, but we hope that this situation is going to change. For the time being we can to a certain degree be satisfied with the number of future pupils” said Ms. Popovic.
According to the Minister, everything is ready for start of the new school year, although the schools still have a problem concerning the lack of skilled teachers.
In spite of inviting applications for positions of teachers in schools, we still do not have enough teachers, especially teachers of mathematics, foreign languages and technical subjects, but efforts will be made to solve this problem through extra engagement of the existing teachers. In the future we will try to suggest schools to ensure some privileges when inviting applications for position of teachers, in order to overcome the above problems” said the Minister.