Education Minister: No More Part-Timers
Education minister Dusan Caplovic is moving forward with his planned upheaval of the school system, possibly with too much focus on the monetary aspects than the long-term impact on education, with part-time students among those who could be hit by some of the changes.
Caplovic wants to turn part-time students at college and university into distance study students instead, which means around 71,000 students could find their situation change already next year. According to daily Pravda, the plan has met with some criticism from the heads of private educational facilities, which rely a lot also on the part-time fees for their survival.
Caplovic wants to introduce the distance learning option also by utilising the possibilities offered by modern information technologies, so says he is committed to working with the academic community to revise legislation in this area.