Belarus' education system operates steadily demonstrating positive dynamics, Belarus' Education Minister Igor Karpenko said at a plenary session of the Nationwide Conference on Teaching, BelTA has learned.
“The country's education system operates steadily demonstrating positive dynamics,” the minister said. In Belarus there are 8,000 educational institutions, more than 2 million students and nearly 450,000 pedagogical staff. More more than 5,500 young specialists will start their careers this year.
Conditions have been created in the country to support gifted and talented youth. This is confirmed by medals that Belarusian students win at international competitions. They have already picked up 52 this year and over 40 in 2016.
Minsk is hosting a plenary session of the Nationwide Conference on Teaching on 24 August. Attending the event is Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko. Over 800 people have been invited to take part in the plenary session. Among them are high-ranking officials, heads of government bodies and local authorities, MPs, workers of educational institutions from all regions of Belarus and the city of Minsk. In an open mic format, they will share their ideas and experience in various fields.
“The Nationwide Conference on Teaching has always discussed the most important issues in the education sector. We need to take coordinated decisions on the further development of the education system,” the minister noted.
The Nationwide Conference on Teaching kicked off with a number of themed workshops and panel sessions. Specialists have discussed a wide range of issues, including modern approaches to enhancing the quality of preschool education, the contribution that the vocational training may make to the innovative development of the Belarusian economy, the main areas of activities for higher education establishments, and the training of the teaching staff.