The citizens’ initiative “there must be textbooks” announced protests

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The citizens’ initiative “There must be textbooks” announced protests.

They did not receive answers from the Ministry of education to their requests and therefore announced that they would organize protests in the inner cities and a protest march in Skopje.

Following their announcement, the line ministry sent responses to the media.

It is important to note that the digitization of learning materials is introduced in stages. It starts with the fourth grade next school year, and each subsequent one will cover a new higher grade and will be completed in the next 5 to 6 years. The legal solution provides for students who are from socially disadvantaged families and do not have devices for learning from digital textbooks, as well as for students who due to disability need devices or assistive technology, the school is obliged to provide conditions for each student to have access to use textbook.

This means that the Ministry of education and science did not accept the demands of the initiative for withdrawal of the draft law on textbooks and it’s revision through a public debate.