Primary education to be the focus of Education Ministry in 2018
It seems that 2018 is starting with an increased focus of the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports on basic education.
In addition to changing the textbooks for next year, basic education this year, including pre-school education, accounts for the bulk of the budget allocated by the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Youth and Sports Education.
Of the ALL 38 million, which is the total budget for the ministry, ALL 22mln and 174 thousand will go to primary education.
While it seems that less attention will be paid to general secondary education where for 2018 the budget is foreseen to be at the level of ALL 7 million.
Just a few days ago, Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Lindita Nikolla, in the framework of improving the quality of education, presented a new initiative, involving the faculties of education, for more qualified teachers.
According to Nikolla, efforts will be made to increase the standards among the teachers, not only with salary increase but with training as well.
For 2018, the amount for the salaries of basic education teachers is estimated at 16.4 million ALL.
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