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Public Preschool Education Becomes Mandatory in Bulgaria

Nearly half of all children in Bulgaria do not speak Bulgarian as a native language, the Member of the Parliament from the ruling GERB party, Irena Sokolova, says.

Society » Education | July 22, 2010, Thursday // 10:55 | Viewed: 2252

Bulgarian Minister: Early Education Prevents School Dropout

Bulgaria's Minister of Education, Sergey Ignatov, informed Monday that he is starting negotiations with the EU to provide funds for salaries of preschool teachers.

Society » Education | July 19, 2010, Monday // 13:13 | Viewed: 1618

Bulgarian Govt Guarantees Student Loans Amounting to BGN 40 M

Bulgaria's Cabinet has adopted a decision to guarantee student loans for 2011 amounting to a total of up to BGN 40 M.

Society » Education | July 7, 2010, Wednesday // 17:16 | Viewed: 1839

2 Officials Dismissed over High School Exam Fraud in Bulgaria

Two officials of Bulgaria's Ministry of Education will be dismissed over high school ending exam fraud, the Education Minister announced Monday.

Society » Education | July 5, 2010, Monday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1741

Bulgarian Researchers, Helsinki Committee Lash out at Academy Reform

Researchers from a number of institutes of the Bulgaran Academy of Sciences (BAS) spoke out against reforms under way in the Academy at a press conference Sunday.

Society » Education | June 27, 2010, Sunday // 17:31 | Viewed: 1582

Budget Cuts Set Off Bulgarian Art Students' Civil Unrest

Bulgarian students from the Musical Academy, the Arts Academy and the Theater and Film Academy (NATFIS) rallied in Sofia Monday against the cuts of the colleges' funds.

Society » Education | June 22, 2010, Tuesday // 15:48 | Viewed: 1705

2 Officials Suspected of High-School Exam Fraud in Bulgaria

Two higher-ranking civil servants from the Education Ministry are suspected of high school ending exam fraud, Bulgarian Interior Minister announced Monday.

Society » Education | June 21, 2010, Monday // 18:11 | Viewed: 1843

Bulgaria Revamps High-school Exit Exam

The mandatory high-school exit exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature (BEL) will be entirely changed in 2011, Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, informs Monday.

Society » Education | June 14, 2010, Monday // 16:56 | Viewed: 1622

German Academic Lauds Bulgarian Culture, Science

Bulgarian people have a democratic ethos, an open mind and an exploratory spirit, thinks renowned German academic Prof. Peter Fischer-Appelt.

Society » Education | June 11, 2010, Friday // 12:53 | Viewed: 1530

Bulgaria's Pernik Becomes University City

The Members of the Parliament approved Thursday the plan to open a private polytechnic university in Bulgaria's western town of Pernik.

Society » Education | June 10, 2010, Thursday // 12:30 | Viewed: 2606

Bulgarian President Outlines Own Vision for Education Reform

Bulgaria's President, Georgi Parvanov, outlined Saturday his vision for the much awaited reform of the country's education system.

Society » Education | June 5, 2010, Saturday // 16:14 | Viewed: 1789

Minister Admits Bulgarian Education Is Problem-Ridden

Bulgaria's Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, admits the country's education system and its quality are facing very serious problems and deficiencies.

Society » Education | June 5, 2010, Saturday // 14:48 | Viewed: 2996

American College in Sofia Boasts Highest Matriculation Scores

Seniors from the American College in Bulgaria's capital Sofia have the highest average results in the country from the State high-school exit exam, according to data from the Education Ministry, presented Friday.

Society » Education | June 4, 2010, Friday // 16:04 | Viewed: 3312

Bulgarian Universities Get BGN 38 M EU Fund Boost

Bulgaria will receive money for higher education under the EU 'Regional Development' Program for the first time, it was reported Wednesday.

Society » Education | June 2, 2010, Wednesday // 12:20 | Viewed: 1591

Tight Security as Bulgarian Seventh-Graders Sit For National Exam

Bulgaria's Education Ministry has taken extra security measures for the national seventh-graders' exam after the recent senior examination was marred by scandalous information leaks.

Society » Education | May 27, 2010, Thursday // 09:09 | Viewed: 1447

Minister to Destroy 'Education Mafia' after High School Exam Leak

Bulgaria's Education Minister Sergei Ignatov has promised that everybody involved in corruption in his institution will be identified and punished.

Society » Education | May 24, 2010, Monday // 12:36 | Viewed: 2213

Bulgaria Arrests 1 over High-School Exam Fraud

An official from Bulgaria's Education Ministry has been arrested following alerts over a possible leak of information about the mandatory state high-school matriculation exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature, police said.

Society » Education | May 23, 2010, Sunday // 16:30 | Viewed: 1661

Bulgaria Parliament Will Not Probe Matriculation Exam Violations

The Members of the Bulgarian Parliament rejected Wednesday the proposal of the opposition Coalition for Bulgaria to appoint a special committee to investigate alleged violations of the high-school exit exam.

Society » Education | May 19, 2010, Wednesday // 12:59 | Viewed: 1573

Bulgarian Education Minister Rejects High-School Exam Fraud

The signals about a possible leak of information about the mandatory State high-school matriculation exam in Bulgarian Language and Literature are being probed, Education Minister, Sergey Ignatov, informed Saturday.

Society » Education | May 15, 2010, Saturday // 15:51 | Viewed: 1999

State Subsidy for Bulgaria Private Schools Put on Hold

Bulgaria's Education Minister Sergey Ignatov put on hold the Cabinet's decision to subsidize private schools in Bulgaria and thus reduce paid tuition taxes.

Society » Education | May 12, 2010, Wednesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 1924

Bulgaria PM Snubs University Protest against Cut Subsidy

Bulgaria's prime minister has warned belt-tightening is in store for the whole country as students and educators from the University of Sofia, the country's oldest, staged on Tuesday a large-scale rally against the school's reduced subsidy.

Society » Education | May 11, 2010, Tuesday // 15:05 | Viewed: 1713
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