11 july

Moldovan Parliament to consider new education code

At the Thursday plenary meeting, the Moldovan Parliament will consider introducing amendments and supplements to the Education Code. This was announced at the meeting of the parliamentary Standing Committee for Culture, Sciences, Education, Youth, Sports and the Mass Media on Thursday morning.

Authors of the draft cite as the need for amending the Education code such facts as lack of access to preschool education, learning process slowdown in the secondary education, academic performance in the field of basic education, quality of teaching staff and school administration. According to them, the new Code will ensure sustainable functioning of education system within the context of country’s development.

In this connection, the Government developed a number of amendments, among which are the prolongation of obligatory education to the age of 18 for the consequent entering the labor market, raising the attractiveness of teaching, development of a complex system for accounting, monitoring and evaluation of the education system.

For the implementation of the given provisions, the state proposes to allocate additional expenditures from the budget: $400 million a year for the obligatory education prolongation and 61 million lei per year for supporting young specialists.

Infotag’s dossier: Earlier, the project of the education code, developed by the Ministry of Education, has caused controversy in society and criticism from the opposition. The profile committee has finalized the draft, seeking for its approval in Parliament until the end of the current parliamentary session.