Plavcan: 2017 Budget Means Win for Us All

The Education, Science, Research and Sport Ministry has secured an additional €200 million for its 2017 budget and - coupled with extra funds for the Interior Ministry - an extra €300 million will therefore be at hand towards education this year, Education Minister Peter Plavcan (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) said on a TABLET.TV discussion show on Wednesday.

Plavcan: PISA Tests Confirm Need for Changes in Education System

Bratislava, December 6 (TASR) - The results of the international PISA 2015 tests, in which Slovak pupils scored below the average for Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries, have shown that Slovak...

Kiska: It’s Time to Move from Concept to Particular Measures in School Reform

In addition to the good concepts currently being prepared, it is having political will and sufficient funding that is important for reform in the education sector, Slovak President Andrej Kiska said following his talks with Education, Science, Research and Sports Minister Peter Plavcan (a Slovak National Party/SNS nominee) in the Presidential Palace on Thursday.

Burtscher: Social Sciences and Humanities Possible Cure for EU Issues

Bratislava, November 15 (TASR) - As part of its Presidency of the Council of the EU, Slovakia is hosting a two-day international conference dedicated to social and human sciences which has started in Bratislava...

Zurich: Kiska Visits One of Best Technology Universities in World

Zurich/Bratislava, October 21 (TASR) - Slovakia has to change its university education system and focus on its quality, said Slovak President Andrej Kiska while taking a tour of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology...

ISU: Unhappy Teachers to Continue Their Strike Also in October

Bratislava, October 4 (TASR) - The Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) will continue with their incremental strike, which began on September 13, also in October, representatives of ISU confirmed on Tuesday. "Mr. Finance Minister (Peter Kazimir)...

Danko: ISU Unknown Organisation, Government Partners Are Unionists

Bratislava, October 3 (TASR) - Protesters who demand teacher salary hikes of more than €100 have no idea what they're asking for, Slovak National Party (SNS) chair and parliamentary chair Andrej Danko said on Monday.

Three Lessons Dropped by Teachers Joining Gradual Strike

A total of 2,031 teachers from 190 schools joined the so-called 'gradual strike' on Thursday, representatives of organiser – the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) - told TASR on the same day.

Kazimir: Solution to Teachers’ Different Living Costs among Possibilities

There are two possible ways of attracting more young motivated and high-quality teachers to the education sector - the state can either focus on supporting young teachers or on settling the problem of variable living costs, said Finance Minister Peter Kazimir (Smer-SD) following Wednesday's (September 21) Cabinet session.

Firms Still Lack Students Despite Higher Demand for Dual Education

The number of employers, schools and students joining the dual education system has doubled in the 2016/17 school year when compared its first year (2015-16), Jaroslav Holecek, President of the Employers' Board for the Dual Education System, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Total of 1,773 Dissatisfied Teachers Launch Gradual Strike

A total of 1,773 teachers from 106 schools joined a gradual strike on Tuesday, representatives of the organiser - the Slovak Teachers Initiative (ISU) - told TASR on the same day.

Plavcan Expects Challenging School Year for All Employees in Education

Bratislava, September 5 (TASR) - The new 2016-17 school year will be a challenge for all those working in the education system, as individual reforms of the system are expected to be implemented, said...

Dissatisfied Teachers Call Again on Cabinet to Fulfill Their Demands

Bratislava, September 2 (TASR) - The Initiative of Slovak Teachers (ISU) on Friday sent once again a call to the Government to fulfil the requirements they have been calling for long term, TASR learnt...

Madaric: BBSK Acting Stupidly with First Slovak Grammar School

Revuca, August 3 (TASR) - Putting obstacles in the way of a €30,000-grant for the First Slovak Grammar School in Revuca (Banska Bystrica region) by regional authority (BBSK) led by governor Marian Kotleba (far-right...

World Esperanto Congress Begins in Nitra at Weekend

Nitra, July 22 (TASR) - Around 1,300 esperanto aficionados from 60 countries will meet in Nitra between July 23-30 at the 101st World Esperanto Congress, TASR learnt on Friday. Devoted to 'Social Justice-Language Justice', this...

Scientists Protesting against Cuts Worth €1 million from SAV Budget

Bratislava July 21 (TASR) - Scientists and university lecturers are rejecting the Finance Ministry's proposal to cut more than €1 million from the Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAV) budget, TASR learnt on Thursday. The Finance...

Foreign Students to Improve Their Slovak at Summer University

Bratislava July 4 (TASR) - Students from the United States, Vietnam, South Korea, Mexico and Ukraine will improve their Slovak language skills and explore Slovak culture and history over the next three weeks, with...

French International School in Bratislava Was Inaugurated on Friday

Bratislava, June 10 (TASR) - The French International School (Ecole Francaise Internationale) in Bratislava was ceremonially inaugurated on Friday with Education, Science, Research and Sport Minister Peter Plavcan (SNS nominee) and French Ambassador to...

Demes: Fico Was Wrong about Protests, He’s Overestimating Me

Prime Minister Robert Fico is evaluating the protests by teachers that took place ahead of the March general election in a peculiar and incorrect manner, civil activist Pavol Demes told TASR on Thursday in reaction to his name being mentioned by Fico in connection with the protests.

Ukrainian Students Interested in Studying at UPJS in Kosice

Kosice, April 26 (TASR) - Pavol Jozef Safarik University (UPJS) in Kosice hosted an open house day for students from Ukraine on Tuesday. Representatives of UPJS introduced them to the study options of individual faculties....