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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.

Education minister Dusan Caplovic (c) Pavol Freso

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.

21 Comments for “Education Minister: No More Part-Timers”

  1. George M

    Going off topic again as for some reason we are not getting the real local news these days, well to than two off beat items a day

    …I note that some Slovak Ministry approved €25 million in aid for the Ružomberok-based paper mill Mondi SCP. And I guess stimuli is good in encouraging jobs in areas that have high unemployment , but I must question the stimulus for Mondi SCP, since it will not create any new jobs? Not bribe by any chance ?….My info is that this company runs the town, the town hall etc etc .

  2. George M

    It is rather like watching cattle chewing grass when reading Loghead …at the end of the entire cycle all you get is cow pats.

  3. Dave C.

    George – Your trying to argue with a product of the Slovak educational system whose sole source of additional information is Wikepedia. Give up mate and ignore the idiot who asks the same questions time after time, ignores the answers he gets or is incapable of retaining the information. As you well know, like most Slovaks, if you paint him into a corner he will change the subject, respond with insults or start complaining that we are picking on him. We both know he lives in a fantasy world, coloured by his own limited intelect and appears to get some sort of satisfaction from posting tripe.
    As my Gran used to say ” If you don’t scratch it, it will go away”
    Just ignore the clown – he is beyond redemption.

    • Losgar

      GRANDPA CRAPHOLD – Did you figure out of which SVK educational system I am a product of? The part-time or the distance one? I hope you know the difference by now.

      Who changed the subject? Who started talking about the WWII? Your beloved country man George! Thank him for that!

      I am using Wikipedia because it’s the esiest source to find and it’s detailed. You can see that when I talked about how Cameron apologized to the whole world for the UK’s mischieves I used Telegraph.

      Which question didn’t I anwer???

      I ‘m afraid you two been scratched too much. My grandpa used to say: “Don’t argue with stupid people. Others might confuse you with them”. What I didn’t know was that even stupid people who drag you into a quarell will usually blame you for that without any shame.

  4. alec hodges

    Losgar. It’s impossible to argue with an idiot mate, but please don’t think all foreigners are such clowns as mad George.

    • Losgar

      I don’t think that Alec :D What I express here is my love to George. I care about him deeply. I don’t want to give up on him. There is still hope.

  5. George M

    Are you just miss reading your own SNP history or plain stupid …your Army were praying the Russians would run to your aid ? They with some sense let you all shoot each other, so their would be no Slovaks and less Nazi`s, ready to shoot them later . A military master plan from Stalin .

    The Biggest uprising, how many uprisings were you expecting ?? We and all the rest of Europe were at a actual War , not given up, brown nosing the Germans and sitting in our comfortable homes . Then Slowvaks had a change of heart as the war not going your masters way ….54 days of hiding and lost in the Tatra, in 6 years of European War, hardly a credible effort to the cause against fascist ! More like a wimper ….

    I am not sure Cameron has appologised to anyone …which just show you know nothing and make it all up as you go along and lie, mr Policeman, mr Chinaman …mr I live in Austrialia …you once said you were Jesus, walked on water, no ?

  6. George M

    Loghead, I have read extensively regarding the Uprising …a fact avoided by Slowvaks when they tell this woeful tale of their heroics, is that Slovakia was hardly occupied by the Nazi`s army at the time …..and this Glorious Uprising was spent with more time fighting there own people who joined the Nazi army. …..Hitler had more things on his mind, rather than control a bunch of pip squeaks …..When the German`s did send a force to Slowvak you had your bums whipped in a month ….FYI, it does not help when your own army gets lost in your own Tatra mountains and one of the head Generals in the planning plot jumps ship, rather than do as he was meant to do and joins the Russian army for safety .

    For the record …Britain went to war, after the invasion of Poland. Not sure why you expected us to come 1000 miles to rescue your asses, when we knew you would not fight and just surrendered as cowards .How can you even trust a Slowvak when he was once batting for one side and then when loosing started batting for the other ? I feel 54 days of any beating was a minor assault when you consider that any of Slovakia was hardly touched by war, bombing or land fighting ?

    BTW, I stand corrected 58,000 Jews were sent to the Gas Chamber upto 1942 and then another 13,500 where sent upto 1945 . Kinda makes you proud not to be Slowvak ?

    • Losgar

      I posted links to web articles, you posted your feelings.

      You didn’t explain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_Agreement
      but don’t worry, Thatcher already apologized for that.

      BTW I think your prime ministers should stop apologizing for everything,
      as far as I know Cameron apologized to the Irish, the Vatican, Pakistanis,… I’m sure I’m missing a few countries. He goes to a deep, deep history sometimes.

      SNP – the 2nd biggest anti-Nazi uprising in Europe was nothing? You probably give the Slovaks too much credit when you think that they, just by themselves, could beat Hitler. Thanks for that :D

      By 54 days I meant that the SNP started only 54 days after the Invasion of Normandy – when the Allies opened the western front.

      No, you are wrong. I’m sorry about what happened to the Jews. The Holocaust is our shame. Slovakia apologized for that to our Jews.

  7. alec hodges

    The English taught the world to speak this type of German but the rest of the world taught them how to write it. If this news sheet is only for the supercilious English, then we mere mortals will have to content ourselves with reading the Pravda or Novy Cas.

  8. George M

    Good to see the Muti-clone China living, police chief and utter headcase Loghead making an appearance , what happened to your alter ego mates Pedro ( as in San Pedro) and Lady Ga Ga ??

    As for the article ….Socialists just love to play with things that were never broken, when the money making scheme does not benefit them financially or with the low life and numbsculls that vote, me, me me for them.

  9. Losgar

    I see that not having a clue what the article is about doesn’t stop some people from posting their comments.
    Distance studies means that the students go to universities on Saturdays or Sundays. These students don’t pay any money, the same as full-time students.
    Part-time studies means that the students go to school, or to any meeting place, every 3rd week or 4th week and then study there for 1 whole week with teachers. These students pay for their studies and it’s not cheap. This is a money making scheme.

    • Dave C.

      LOGHEAD
      It may have slipped your attention but this is a newspaper, written in English for English speakers so it is fair to assume that when Mr Boyd and his staff use phrases like “part-time” and “distance learning” they do so in the context of the generally accepted English definitions. The fact that, because of the stunted development of the Slovak language, you differentiate between students who study “part-time” on a weekend and those who study “part-time” on other days with inappropriate phrases is sad but not JB’s, mine or anyone elses fault. Caplovic seems to understand the correct application of the terms, or so it would appear.
      Part-Time = Antonym of Full-Time.
      Distance Learning = A method of study that involves working remotely from the educational establishment and direct teacher support, using materials provided by post, use of the radio or the Internet.
      Gobshite = Someone who has the habit of talking/writing rubbish just for the sake of it = LOGHEAD.

  10. Dave C.

    This seems a tad short sighted. What about people in full time jobs who are allowed time to study for much needed professional qualifications or trades by their employers? Does this now all stop? Distance learning via the Internet has its place as part of futher education but many qualifications require hands on lab, workshop or studio time and there is still no substitute for face to face contact with tutors. Some subjects could never be learnt just by distance teaching methods but it appears Caplovic must have ignored the advice of training professionals and is set to push through this half baked plan.
    Poor effort, too many mistakes, do it again – as my teachers used to say.

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