''We are working on dropping the restrictions for the enrolment of students from Macedonia'', Minister of Education Krasimir Valchev told a press conference, quoted by BGNES.
''Bulgaria has been implementing a policy of attracting students from Macedonia for over 20 years.Over the last two years we expanded the number of places in higher education institutions for Macedonian students, next year we will do the same and most likely at a certain point the restrictions will be dropped," which is part of the government’s programme, Valchev said.
By the end of the year, private schools and kindergartens have to be funded, the minister further said.
''We will also offer the new minimum teacher salaries, which we will specify tomorrow, as well as the types of additional remuneration. We are also preparing legal changes that will be presented in October this year, the law on school and pre-school education with the funding part, as well as the linking of family allowances with attendance at school'', Valchev continued.
Тhe schedule of the school year - will be discussed with the social partners.
Apart from securing more places, the access should be improved. Therefore the government considers increasing monthly scholarships from BGN 150 to BGN 200