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24.07.2017

Lipki airport becomes Minsk aeroclub DOSAAF's new location
Lipki airport becomes Minsk air club DOSAAF's new location On July 24, journalists were shown the renovated airfield Lipki. The Minsk air club DOSAAF moves here from the Borovaja airfield. Reconstruction was conducted in the course of two years. Lipki has a unique runway, and also the necessary material base for training military pilots and athletes. You can fly here at any time of the day and in any weather.
Six Belarusian schoolchildren win medals at International Mathematics Olympiad in Brazil
Six Belarusian schoolchildren win medals at International Mathematics Olympiad in Brazil Belarusian schoolchildren won six medals at the International Mathematics Olympiad. In 2017, the capital of Brazil welcomed the best math minds. The competitions were held in several stages - each participant was offered the most difficult tasks, which took a little more than an hour to complete. Gold medals were awarded only to those mathematicians who, in the aggregate, scored more than 25 points. Of the six hundred school students, only 50 won gold. Among them is Gomel resident Yegor Dubovik.

21.07.2017

International camp on international law in Belarus gathers 15 countries
International camp on international law in Belarus gathers 15 countries Participants from 15 countries gathered a summer camp on international law on the banks of the Berezina River in Belarus. Among them are students from Yale, Harvard, the Geneva Academy and winners of international law Olympiads. The main theme of this summer's summer school is the law in the field of cyber technologies.  World-class professors gave lectures on the intricacies of regulating modern realities - from hybrid wars to blockchain. 

18.07.2017

Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand
Belarusian school students win 4 medals at International Chemistry Olympiad in Thailand Chemistry of success. Belarusian school students won three silver and one bronze medal from the International Chemistry Olympiad, which finished on July 17, 2017 in Thailand.

10.07.2017

Annual Summer School for diplomats opens in Minsk
Annual Summer School for diplomats opens in Minsk Heads of diplomatic missions and consular offices gathered at the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus on July 10, 2017, where the annual school for diplomats opened. This is a possibility for diplomats to “synchronize their watches”. A wide of issues is discussed t the meeting. Among the issues are export possibilities of Belarus, external politics, international security.

28.06.2017

Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services
Belarusian State University earns $10m exporting educational services The largest number of foreign students in Belarus study at the Belarusian State University (BSU). 700 of them were solemnly awarded diplomas on higher education. Coming to the ceremony were teachers, embassy heads and parents who came from afar. Now, about 2500 thousand foreigners are training at the BSU.

26.06.2017

Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates
Belarus President takes part in Republican Ball of Graduates Let's start with positive news. On Friday evening, the Republican ball of graduates was held in Minsk, pleasing with its atmosphere and beautiful faces. President Lukashenko congratulated the most talented and successful graduates. Our correspondent Yulia Beshanova learned about the dreams and ambitions of the new generation, in a solemn and informal atmosphere.

25.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Ball
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates university graduates at Republican Graduation Ball Hopes for dynamic development in all spheres of life in Belarus are connected with youth. This was stated by Alexander Lukashenko during the Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments. A few hundred people were invited to Republican Ball of the Graduates from Higher Educational Establishments which was held in Minsk on June 23, 2017.
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration
Alexander Lukashenko sets new tasks for Presidential Administration Alexander Lukashenko held a meeting with the Presidential Administration of Belarus on June 23, 2017. Great changes are expected in the education sector in the nearest time. Alexander Lukashenko ordered to decide on all the issues in this sector by 1 September. Law, agriculture, housing and public utilities, work with citizens were discussed as well. The meeting in the Palace of Independence symbolizes a start in perfecting methods of solving the main issues and problems of Belarus.

21.06.2017

Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan A new vector of old friendship: the Frunzensky district of Minsk is extending its cooperation with some regions of Japan. It is, first of all, this means the development of joint projects in various fields from economy to culture.

14.06.2017

Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet
Belarusians begin spending more on books and education via internet This fact is explained by the season. The average receipt is 105BYN. What is more, Belarusians paid 2.3 times more for clothes, shoes and accessorize online if comparing with 2016. By the way, Belarusians began to pay more for education via internet as well as for books.

06.06.2017

Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus
Famous private tutor about entering universities in Belarus Evgeny Livyant, the famous private tutor, expressed his opinion on the motivation of entering universities during the TV program “What’s going on?” The attitude of parents towards entering universities is distorted. What is the mistake? Evgeny Livyant, owner of an educational center, private tutor, teacher of the highest category:I think that itit is not the parents’ mistake, it is the law, in the Labor Code. Because a person cannot climb up the career ladder without having higher education.

04.06.2017

Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher
Life lesson from 90-year-old school teacher Honorary titles as People’s Doctor and People’s Teacher can be given to many distinguished people. Each of us can recall a teacher from childhood. You begin to understand the importance of the person within the years.

31.05.2017

Social government block accounts to deputies and senators
Social government block accounts to deputies and senators Belarusian universities won’t be training unwanted specialists in the economy sector, increase of unemployment benefits shouldn’t be expected, first-aid stations and schools in villages will be closed with consent of local residents. The social government block accounted to deputies and senators on May 31, 2017. As many as 20 issues were raised in the Oval Hall: from personal issues to widely spread topics in the society. The main newsmaker of the two-hour dialogue was Vasily Zharko, Belarus’ Vice Prime Minister.
Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions
Tour of Minsk's Palace of Independence: Visitors' impressions On May 26, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko spent a day communicating with schoolchildren. The meeting was held in one of Minsk's schools where three hundred young people and the President discussed a variety of topics. MORE: How will education system change in Belarus? It's a good practice to arrange tours to such iconic places for the most talented young Belarusians.

29.05.2017

How will education system change in Belarus?
How will education system change in Belarus? The academic year in schools is coming to an end, and, frankly speaking, it has already ended, since the last few days do not play that much role. However, it is going to be a busy summer for the education system, scientists and teachers, because several changes are going to be introduced from September 1. It is necessary to update curricula, make changes to textbooks (everything will not be copied in a short time, but something needs to be done) and lessons will begin at 9 am in most schools in Belarus, at least where it is possible.

28.05.2017

School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko
School attendants share impressions from dialogue with President Lukashenko Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School students presented the President a picture at the end of the meeting. Alexander Lukashenko promised that the picture will have a pride place at the exhibition in the Palace.

27.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko about school start time in Belarus Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. The dialogue was on equal terms. Besides asking questions, school students expressed their opinions and their impressions as well. For instance, the topical issue of the school start time was discussed.
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks
President Lukashenko to announce requirements for school textbooks Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. School attendants have their own complaints against textbooks. Some of the texts are written in a difficult to perceive economic language, in other cases it is the other way round when interesting facts are missed.
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject
Alexander Lukashenko about his youngest son’s favorite school subject Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. Private life of President Lukashenko as being a father was discussed as well. School attendants asked questions whether Alexander Lukashenko helps his son to do homework and what Nikolai’s favorite subject at school is.
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President
Alexander Lukashenko tells school students how to become President Alexander Lukashenko met with school students on May 26, 2017. The meeting was held in one of Minsk’s schools in a format of a discussion. Hundreds of young people and the President discussed different issues. All the school attendants listened to the President attentively and then with a child’s spontaneity asked how to become a President. Alexander Lukashenko:I don’t how I became a President and I cannot give you advice how to become one.

26.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers
Alexander Lukashenko: Centralized Testing does not allow seeing person behind numbers Tasks for centralized testing in Belarus in 2017 will fully correspond to the school curriculum, said Alexander Lukashenko on May 26 visiting one of Minsk's schools. Taking part in the meeting on education matters in School No.61 were 300 people. Schoolchildren asked the head of state the questions they wanted to ask. The President urged the Belarusian youth to make their plans and hopes come true in their homeland. For this purpose, all conditions are created in Belarus, moreover, the education system is constantly being improved.
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.

22.05.2017

Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition
Belarus, Ecuador sign agreement on mutual higher education recognition Belarusian university diplomas are now officially recognized in Ecuador. The two countries signed an agreement on mutual higher education recognition on May 22, 2017. This step is the realization of agreements made on the highest level before. It is expected that the new status of diplomas will attract students from Ecuador to Belarus.

13.05.2017

Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel
Alexander Lukashenko sets tasks before new personnel President Lukashenko made personnel decisions on May 12, 2017. New directors were named in district executive committees, in the education system. The Gomel region inspector was appointed the Assistant to President. Alexander Lukashenko orientated the new personnel at social issues primarily. Prices, employment, and salaries are the priorities which must stay at the center of attention of local authorities.

12.05.2017

BSU opens branch of marketing department at MTZ
Belarusian State University opens branch of marketing department at MTZ On May 12, a new branch of the marketing department of the Belarusian State University was opened at the MTZ company. Now, students will be able to see the entire technological process from inside during training. The sides have agreed to conduct profile and practical training. Representatives of MTZ will also assist students in the preparation of term and diploma papers.

02.05.2017

Belarusians win four medals at International Conference of Young Scientists in Stuttgart
Belarusians win four medals at International Conference of Young Scientists in Stuttgart One gold and three bronzes were brought by Belarusian schoolchildren from Stuttgart, where the XXIV international conference of young scientists was held. 150 students from 26 countries represented their research in physics, mathematics, informatics and ecology. The presentation was in English. The students of the Minsk Gymnasium No 41 received gold for a report on mathematics.

23.04.2017

What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address?
What did the Belarus President say in his State of the Nation Address? Belarusians can make a living only thanks to their work. Free material goods will not come from heaven even if Metropolitan Pavel, Archbishop Kondrusiewicz and all the holy fathers of all faiths pray daily for the prosperity of our country. "This year should be the key one - there is nowhere for Belarus to retreat, and it is necessary to move forward in the economy, at least half a step, but we need forward movement," President Lukashenko said, addressing the people and the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Friday.

22.04.2017

Belarus President about practical side of higher education
Belarus President about practical side of higher education Life itself mobilizes to change the approaches towards education. The choice of a future profession must be sensible. And from now on education and production will cooperate. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus:I emphasized many times before: undergraduates need to be involved into the production processes. And not only undergraduates. Students from the second year and from the end of the first year must be dragged to the fields, to machines and so on.
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity
President Lukashenko about unnecessary school curricula complexity The future of Belarus belongs to education. President Lukashenko complains about the unnecessary complexity of school curricula.

21.04.2017

Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says
Belarus to continue price control practices, Alexander Lukashenko says The main task for 2017 is to bring the average salary to BYN1,000 but this money must be earned, not printed, said the Belarus President in his State of the Nation Address April 21. Increased productivity is the basis of salary growth, emphasized the head of state.
Students: Belarus President pins hopes on us
Students: Belarus President pins hopes on us and we must live up to them On April 21, the Belarus President gave his State of the Nation Address. Among those who followed events in the Oval Hall today were students. Traditionally, in his speeches, the President raises problems of youth. The main message of the day was that students should be confident that they will get jobs placement.

05.04.2017

Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus
Students from Turkmenistan about Belarus "Hours of friendship" took place on April 4 in Minsk's universities. Belarusian and Turkmen students participated in the meetings with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the diplomatic corps. The idea of ​​holding such meetings was announced by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during Alexander Lukashenko's visit to that country. Strong ties in education between the two countries were established long ago, but now a new promising direction has appeared.

22.03.2017

MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3
MP: Belarusians concerned about pensions, education and Decree No3 Local authorities in Belarus are willing to listen to people and try to help everyone. They communicate via the phone and eye to eye. The main task is to individually approach any situation. People are concerned about a variety of problems: employment, education, housing and public services' work. MPs are also willing to help people in need.

20.03.2017

Belarus' Education Minister Igor Karpenko
Belarus' Education Minister on changes in Education Code and Belarus' IT sector What is the reason for the growth of IT sector in Belarus and how is the Belarusian education system responding to the challenges of time? We will talk about this with our guest - the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Igor Karpenko. Mr Karpenko, glad to see you. Igor Karpenko, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus: Good evening.

17.03.2017

Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot
Belarus' new Education Code: high teaching degrees to be assigned on the spot Teachers will be assigned high teaching degrees on the spot. An updated version of the Education Code of the Republic of Belarus is now being drawn up. The Code won’t bring cardinal changes for the younger generation. Nevertheless, some changes will be made to the working process. School programs and plans will be improved; the work on ongoing education will strengthen its positions. The relevant agency is considering the idea of creating electronic books. Public discussions were held when the Code was drawn up. All the opinions have been included.

10.03.2017

Belarus' Education Code to be amended
Belarus' Education Code to be amended The duration of the academic year for graduate classes will decrease, and elective classes on Saturday will be available already for fifth graders. These and other changes are planned to be introduced in the Education Code. They were discussed on March 9 at the Belarusian parliament. It is planned to reduce the number of types of educational establishments and increase class size to 30 students.

02.03.2017

Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law
Belarus ready to share experience with Vietnam in ensuring rule of law Belarus is ready to share experience with Vietnam in the field of law enforcement, said March 2 President Alexander Lukashenko at the meeting with the Minister of Public Security of Vietnam Tô Lâm. That country is one of a number of priority partners of Belarus in the Asian region. Today, Vietnam is developing rapidly, including economically.

21.02.2017

Rational use of scientific university developments vital in Belarus
Rational use of scientific university developments vital for Belarus The potential of young specialists must be used rationally and innovation must be profitable, Deputy Prime Minister Mikhail Rusyi is convinced. The quality of staff training was discussed at the Belarusian University of Technology on February 17.

16.02.2017

Education and Career international exhibition opens in Minsk on February 16
Education and Career international exhibition opens in Minsk on February 16 The International exhibition "Education and career" starts in Minsk on 16 February. It will be useful to pupils and students, their parents and teachers. Teachers will be able to take part in workshops and get acquainted with the educational system of different countries, including Germany, the Czech Republic, Cyprus and Israel. In total, 11 countries will participate in the exhibition.

06.02.2017

Igor Karpenko, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus
New Education Code draft submitted for public discussion in Belarus An Education Code draft was submitted for public discussion. Deputies, senators, and rectors of the leading universities of Belarus have already joined it. Children from 5 years old can go to the first grade, according to the new edition of the code. Occupancy of classes will be increased to 30 pupils.

02.02.2017

Belarus, Pakistan MPs discuss joint projects
Belarus, Pakistan MPs discuss joint projects Pakistan's parliamentarians have discussed with their Belarusian counterparts a number of issues of bilateral cooperation, including import duty cuts on cargo and passenger vehicles, the possibility of granting state preferences to Belarusian companies and scientific-technical cooperation. The meeting was held in the Council of the Republic. The parties then signed a joint statement and a memorandum of understanding.

01.02.2017

Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook
Image of moon made by Belarusian astronomers gets into Cambridge textbook An image made by Belarusian astronomers has appeared in the Cambridge textbook "Shoot the Moon". The photos were published in a book dedicated to the various methods of astronomical photography of the Earth satellite. A look at the celestial body in 3D glasses is the uniqueness of the Belarusian images. A lot of shots from different angles were made to achieve that.

31.01.2017

Study or sleep: how pupils in Belarus respond to sixth school day?
Study or sleep: how pupils in Belarus respond to sixth school day? This Saturday became the start of the first working week for pupils and teachers. Class teachers, subject teachers and school psychologists work on the sixth school day in Belarus. On this day, students prepare for Centralized Testing, which is a university entry test in Belarus, visit sports classes, take part in sports activities, take additional classes in English and prepare for final examinations in schools and gymnasiums. Consultations are carried out now on Saturdays. Both pupils and parents can visit them.

28.01.2017

Training center of Institute of Belarusian Border Service opens in Smorgon
Training center of Institute of Belarusian Border Service opens in Smorgon The training center of the Institute of the Belarusian border service was opened in Smorgon. It was the final point of a EU-UNDP project on decision of the problems with migration and protection of human rights. More than 700 victims of trafficking received psychological and legal assistance in Belarus over the last three years. The budget of this project was $2 million. Moreover, a significant part of this project was financed by the European Union.

20.01.2017

Reorganization of school education on Saturdays
Belarusian schools to switch to six-day week Study at school on Saturdays will be reorganized. New forms of work such as facultative lessons, working education, and consultations with parents are provided in a new official document. This departmental order was signed by the Minister of Education of Belarus. School education cannot stand still. Textbooks, programs, as well as approaches to learning process change. Nevertheless, the sixth day at Belarusian schools will be reorganized. For example, problematic issues related to children's learning can be discussed directly with teachers.

11.01.2017

Educational reforms in Belarus
Educational reforms in Belarus in 2017 Belarusian university entrants will be able to pass four tests at the Centralized Testing instead of three. There are additional possibilities for entrants. Validity of the certificates is changed, as well as the number of reserve days for the sitting of exams. The Education Code is supplemented with some new articles. Now, you can use Centralized Testing certificates during two years instead of one, and the number of reserve days is increased from one to three.

23.12.2016

Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education
Wang Jue: Belarus and China have big prospects in education Cooperation and new projects between Belarus and China were discussed in Minsk on December 22. Particular attention was paid to the education system.  Now about 2,000 Chinese students study in Belarus and more than 600 Belarusians are in China for educational purposes.

16.12.2016

Belarus President appoints new education minister
Belarus President notes need to relax checks of businesses New faces have appeared in some departments and the State Control Committee. Alexander Lukashenko gave his consent to the appointment of heads of local executive committees, representatives of the diplomatic corps, universities, government organizations and the media. The Ministry of Education will now be headed by Igor Karpenko, who previously held the post of Deputy Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee.

06.12.2016

Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa
Stanisław Karczewski glad Belarusian students travel to Poland and vice versa Exchange of students between Belarus and Poland can be increased. The Polish Senate Marshal Stanisław Karczewski visited December 6 the Belarusian State University. The foreign guest came to talk with the students of the Faculty of Philology, at which students have for several decades studying the Polish language. During this time, the BSU has established good contacts with many foreign universities. Every year, about one hundred employees travel to Poland as part of scientific exchange and internship programs.
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions
Belarus and Poland to hold annual forums of regions Belarus and Poland have agreed to hold annual forums of regions. They also plan to carry out research projects in the field of nano- and biotechnologies and cooperate in the field of education. This is the result of the first day of talks between the parliamentary delegations of Poland and Belarus.

02.12.2016

MAZ conducts school bus crash-test
MAZ conducts school bus crash-test The new model of the Belarusian school bus has been tested for durability. The crash test was conducted in Russia. The impact affected only the body of the vehicle. Mannequins on passenger seats, with seat belts on, were not injured. If there were people in the bus during the experiment, they would not have received serious injuries and bruises. MAZ will start producing this make of bus in Minsk in 2017.

21.11.2016

Dictionary
How foreign languages promote Belarusian economy Your tongue will get you anywhere: to Kiev, London, New York or Beijing. Belarusian managers have to keep up with Belarusian foreign policy achievements because they need to agree on sales of Belarusian tractors, cheeses and sausages in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Turkish and Arab. The English language is a must for Belarusian specialists. Andrei has learned about it from his personal experience. He speaks German fluently and actively uses it at work. Nevertheless, any language should be constantly practiced.

18.11.2016

British teacher George Casley: Modern technologies make students passive
British teacher George Casley: Modern technologies make students passive Today we are having British teacher George Casley in the TV program Simple Questions. Good afternoon. Thank you for your time. In Soviet times, there was a popular belief that British education is the best in the world. What can you tell us about it? Is it true?
Why Belarusians choose French
Why Belarusians choose French Knowledge of foreign languages unites both people end economies. Nowadays, any top manager should master at least two foreign languages. One of them is definitely French. It is spoken by over 270 million people. Except for the language itself, literature, geography and history are also taught in French in this gymnasium.

14.11.2016

Marc Chagall had low grades in Drawing in school
Marc Chagall had low grades in Drawing in school Great Marc Chagall had a three in Drawing. His record book was published by the National Historical Archives of Belarus. There was a five-point grading system in Belarus in the 20th century. Chagall didn’t have the highest grades. However, a future famous artist got a five for his behavior.
Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in MinskCooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk
Cooperation of universities and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province discussed in Minsk Education without borders will be not only for students, but also for pupils. The negotiations on the cooperation of universities, vocational schools and schools of Belarus and Gansu Province took place in Minsk. Chinese colleagues note their interest in such subjects as geology, engineering and information technology. The discussion concerning cooperation between universities is not a rare thing. At the same time, the dialogue on cooperation at the school level the Grodno region and Gansu Province held for the first time.

02.11.2016

Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary
Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary For 95 years, the Belarusian State Medical University has been Hippocrates’ children, and it celebrates its anniversary on November 1. This holiday is a holiday for all Belarusian doctors that studied here. The President of Belarus congratulated the staff of the Belarusian State Medical University. Throughout these years, the university earned a status of a respectable center of medical education and science.

28.10.2016

Belarusian State University marks 95th anniversary October 28
Belarusian State University marks 95th anniversary October 28 One of the oldest universities of Belarus celebrates its anniversary. A solemn meeting will be held in the Bolshoi Theater of Opera and Ballet on October 28, on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of the Belarusian State University.  Representatives of the state bodies, ministries and foreign guests will come there to congratulate the university.  The evening will open with a documentary that tells about the main historical milestones of the leading educational institution of Belarus, students' everyday life and holidays. 

26.10.2016

Will Belarus abolish Centralized Testing as university entrance criterion?
Will Belarus abolish Centralized Testing as university entrance criterion? President of Belarus took a number of personnel decisions on October 25. When appointing new heads of diplomatic missions, Alexander Lukashenko stressed the importance of developing relations with Western Europe. Changes were made to the local vertical of power. During the appointment of the Rector of the Belarusian State University of Transport the President raised the issue of choice of profession and the centralized testing, which results are the basis for university entrance selection.

24.10.2016

Igor Marzalyuk about centralized testing, Bologna process and scientific development in Belarus
Does Belarus need 90% of population with university diplomas? From problems of economic sphere, let’s look at the other sphere. We won’t be arguing about what was first matter or consciousness, not to be divide on materialists and idealists. Everything is interconnected. First, because art, ideology and education develop due to the state budget. The guest of the program Picture of the World is Igor Marzalyuk, a history professor and now head of the permanent commission of the House of Representatives on education, culture and science. Mr Marzalyuk, welcome to the program.

19.10.2016

Belarus needs to improve military training system
Belarus needs to improve military training system, President Lukashenko says It is necessary to improve the military training system in Belarus. This assignment was given by President Alexander Lukashenko who met with the leadership of the Belarusian Armed Forces. Officers of the Belarusian army are training near Baranovichi October 19. Professional and job training, the ability to lead your comrades in the fight and to hit the target perfectly, drive tanks and show excellent physical preparation. At the same time, it is important that an officer can teach his subordinates, the President stressed.

12.10.2016

Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor
Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor Should abortion be banned? It is the topic of the talk show What’s Going On on October 9. Egor Khrustalev, host of the program: As a new elected MP, have you received any instructions or have you had any talks related to the revision of the law?

02.10.2016

Belarus’ President congratulates teachers on professional holiday
Belarus’ President congratulates teachers on professional holiday The President of Belarus congratulated Belarusian teachers with their professional holiday.

30.09.2016

Belarusian student about studying in China
Belarusian student about studying in China Students of the Belarusian State University (BSU) have an opportunity to study abroad. Ekaterina shared her experience of studying in China. What brought you to China?

26.09.2016

New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest
New life of people escaping war: Language training course opens in Brest Millions of people around the world are forced to leave their homes in the search of a peaceful life. Among them, there are some people who chose Belarus as a country with secure future, they found a job here, found a family, and the most important thing is that they were able to forget about the horrors of the war. To help them quickly adapt to the new environment a language training course for refugees opened in Brest. There is a person from Afghanistan and a person from Eritrea among the pupils.

05.09.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter
Alexander Lukashenko: teachers’ salary should increase by quarter   On September 1, Alexander Lukashenko demanded to increase teachers' salaries. The President said this during his visit to a special boarding school for children with hearing impairment. In the school, children are studying for 12 years instead of 11. On the Day of Knowledge, Alexander Lukashenko visited this school. Afterwards, he admitted that he didn’t think that those children were “special”. Take, for instance, handicraft classes. The pupils at the age of 14-16 can already earn money during the summer, making clothes.

02.09.2016

Mikhail Zhuravkov: only lazy person does not criticize education
Mikhail Zhuravkov: only lazy person does not criticize education Mikhail Zhuravkov, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus has answered questions of the TV program Simple Questions with Egor Khrustalev. Thank you for your time. We understand that right before the 1st of September journalists are focusing their attention on the Minister of Education. I presume that in every country the person who is remembered by people very often is the Minister of Education. Did you realize how many responsibilities are you taking when agreeing to this job?
Alexander Kosinets: Education in Belarus at high level
Alexander Kosinets: Education in Belarus at high level 150 first-graders sat at desks of secondary school No1 in Fanipol. The history of the institution dates back to 1944, the years when the Great Patriotic War was underway. Today, this school is one of the best in the Dzerzhinsk district.  The compulsory program is replenished by various sports and art activities. Alexander Kosinets congratulated the guys on the first of September, which is Knowledge Day in Belarus. Head of the Presidential Administration did not come empty-handed. Students received a new TV and a PC.
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1
Alexander Lukashenko visits special boarding school No13 in Minsk September 1 How to help children with disabilities adapt and remain on equal footing with others was among the main topics of the Belarus President's September 1 visit to boarding school No13 in Minsk. On Day of Knowledge, the institution visited by the head of state. Today, this school is attended by 120 children with hearing impairment. All necessary conditions are created for them allowing the children to get exactly the same high school education as in regular schools.

01.09.2016

Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers
Belarus President sends Knowledge Day congratulations to students and teachers Belarus is celebrating Knowledge Day. More than 3,000 schools, gymnasiums and lyceums opened their doors today to nearly one million school students. This year about 110,000 first-formers have started school life. For all students, this September day began with thematic lessons. Belarusian universities have their own traditions on this day. Today they will welcome freshmen. President Alexander Lukashenko congratulated students, graduates and teachers on knowledge day.

30.08.2016

Belarus’ schools getting ready for 2016 academic year
Belarus’ schools getting ready for 2016 academic year Good bye, Olympics, hello, school! That can be said today. Our next piece is about the life of Belarusians at the threshold of a new academic year. Alexandra Kulakova tried to look at this habitual but very exciting event in the lives of Belarusian people. It is not a fitting room but a sports hall. At Minsk gymnasium No16, parents were partially freed from walking to numerous shops in order to prepare kids for the new academic year. Here a single uniform for students was being chosen. "Corporate identity" is a guarantee of discipline and excellent marks.

17.08.2016

Teachers
Increase in teachers’ salary due in Belarus The government is developing measures that will allow to increase teachers’ salary. Such an announcement was made by the Minister of Education, Mikhail Zhuravkov. Last week, Alexander Lukashenko discussed the issue of the status and remuneration of teachers, after hearing the report on the course of parliamentary election campaign and the state of the education system before the upcoming academic year.

09.08.2016

President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society
President Lukashenko sets task to improve status of teachers in society To raise the status of teachers is a task set today by the Belarus head of state. The President held a meeting on the readiness of the country for the new school year. The status of the teacher, to which the President drew particular attention, is one of the urgent problems. It is possible to increase the status of the teacher in Belarus, including at the expense of salary growth.

04.08.2016

Minsk schoolboy wins International Chemistry Olympiad
Belarusian schoolboy wins International Chemistry Olympiad A graduate of a Minsk gymnasium has won gold at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Tbilisi. He competed with almost 250 participants from 67 countries. Our Mendeleev - Konstantin Anisovich - completed the school curriculum a few years before the prom and admits that the "Olympic" tasks were not so complicated.

03.08.2016

President meets with chairman of Higher Attestation Commission of Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: Belarus needs to improve training of highly qualified scientific personnel The training of highly qualified scientific personnel is to be improved, said the President of Belarus meeting with the Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission. The main topic of the meeting was the training of highly qualified scientific personnel in the context of the tasks that were set at the 5th All-Belarusian People's Congress on the innovative development of the state.

25.07.2016

Belarus, Poland to exchange students
Belarus, Poland to exchange students Belarus and Poland have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of education. The document provides for the exchange of students, teachers, as well as the organization of training and new joint programs. Last year Belarus signed agreements on cooperation in the field of education with China, Brazil, Georgia, France, Azerbaijan and other countries. And in the near future, Belarus is going to establish partnerships between universities in Ecuador and Turkey.

29.06.2016

Belarus President takes part in national ball of graduates 2016
Belarus President takes part in national ball of graduates 2016 The state is not indifferent to young people's fate, said the Belarus President meeting June 28 with the best graduates of Belarusian universities. The main prom of the country brought together more than 200 excellent students. These are winners of educational contests and competitions and holders of prizes from the special fund of the President.   Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated teachers and students expressing fatherly words of encouragement and farewell.

26.06.2016

How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly
How will Belarus live in the next five years? Summary of 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly The 5th All-Belarusian Assembly was extensively covered by television channels and other domestic and foreign media. Some tried to use in-depth analysis while others just slipped on the surface. I remember in this regard an English song translated by Samuil Marshak: Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, where have you been? I’ve been to London to look at the Queen. Pussy-cat, Pussy-cat, what did you there? I frightened a little mouse under her chair.

23.06.2016

Minsk and Beijing to exchange students and teachers
Minsk and Beijing to exchange students and teachers Minsk and Beijing will cooperate more actively in the field of education. On June 22, in the Town Hall, the sister cities signed a memorandum. Thus, the agreement on the exchange of students and teachers was inked. The Chinese side proposed to establish direct contacts between the universities and schools of the two capitals. The delegation from Beijing will stay in Minsk for a few days. During the visit, Chinese representatives will visit many schools.

21.06.2016

All-Belarusian People's Congress delegates
Utilities system is improving to serve people, All-Belarusian People's Congress delegates say Delegates to the 5th All-Belarusian People's Assembly are coming to the capital on June 21 from all regions. Tomorrow they will gather for the people's council to discuss the results of the previous program of socio-economic development of Belarus and jointly develop a plan for the next five years. 2,500 delegates will take part in the event. The Vitebsk region has sent 350 delegates to the forum. They all gathered in the early morning to get to Minsk on time. During the travel, they will spend time discussing and conversing about the upcoming event.

06.06.2016

2016 university entrance tests begin in Belarus
2016 university entrance campaign begins in Belarus For children, June 1 marks the beginning of summer holidays. With a sigh of relief, school students are packing suitcases in anticipation of summer camps, countryside fun or beach sand and water. I'm talking about those who do not need to sit university entrance exams. Our correspondent Alexandra Kulakova found out how Belarusian university applicants are meeting the summer of 2016.  The school bell is the sound that divides our lives into "before" and "after". This is the time when school-leavers say goodbye to childhood and say "hello" to new adult life.

22.05.2016

Why is Belarusian vocational education in demand in the world?
Why is Belarusian vocational education in demand in the world? WorldSkills competition is an advertising of blue-collar occupations. The world championship, or "Labor Olympics", under the title WorldSkills Belarus 2016 was held in Minsk this week. It is no coincidence that Belarus hosted it! Our country has maintained a system of vocational training and continues to train highly skilled workers. Our correspondent Ilona Volynets found out the secrets of Belarusian vocational education.

17.05.2016

WSI head Simon Bartley: Belarus' experience in vocational training important for entire international community
WSI head Simon Bartley: Belarus' experience in vocational training important for entire international community Belarusian experience of the harmonious development of vocational training could be useful for many countries of the world. Alexander Lukashenko on May 17 met with president of the international non-profit association Worldskills International Simon Bartley. The purpose of this organization is to increase the prestige of vocational training and working skills.

15.05.2016

What unites Belarus and Turkmenistan and what was agreed by the two presidents in Minsk?
What unites Belarus and Turkmenistan and what was agreed by the two presidents in Minsk? We will talk about the nuts and bolts later and also about the big geopolitics. But first, let's discuss the details of an important visit to Belarus of the leader of Turkmenistan. Now he can feel at home in Belarus because the Turkmen embassy opened in Minsk.
Belarusian flax worth $1 million and reason why Indian students want to study in Minsk: results of Belarus-India business forum
Belarusian flax worth $1 million and reason why Indian students want to study in Minsk: results of Belarus-India business forum Our special correspondent Olga Petrashevskaya has more details on the visit of the Belarusian parliamentary delegation to India. Let’s watch this story. If we imagine that the world economy is a road, then it can be said that India a giant racing car moving at an enormous speed. It is difficult to overtake it when it comes to the rate of growth. However, if you join its pace and try to stay close, you may succeed.

13.05.2016

Belarusian university signs cooperation program with National Institutes of Technology
Belarusian university signs cooperation program with National Institutes of Technology The Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio Electronics (BSUIR) has signed a program of cooperation with the National Institutes of Technology of India. The ceremony was attended by rectors of the educational institutions and the speaker of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament, Mikhail Myasnikovich. 

09.05.2016

Registration of applicants for the centralize testing
2016 university admission campaign in Belarus: Major innovations you should know It’s not only in England where people are worried about exams. Parents and children in Belarus who want to obtain a higher education are feeling worried as well. This topic disturbs people's minds every spring; it’s common for Belarusians to do everything possible so that their children obtain a higher education. Some irony can be seen in all of this. But on the other hand, Belarusians are truly a highly-educated nation. When high-tech development is in focus, then success is sure to come. But before entering a university, applicants have to go through testing.

04.05.2016

Belarusian student to go to Milan Champions League final
Belarusian student to go to Milan Champions League final A pupil of one of the Borisov gymnasia will go to the UEFA Champions League final in Milan, Italy.  The guy will not just get to the final football match, but also take part in a youth forum and meet with famous athletes. The schoolboy got this opportunity after winning a competition for young journalists. The young Borisov citizen wrote the best essay about football and made a report from the game. All this was done in English.

03.05.2016

Economy's needs should be considered when training staff, Alexander Lukashenko says
Economy's needs should be considered when training staff, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarusian education system needs to prepare specialists taking into account the needs of the economy, when it comes to both quantity and quality, said May 3 Alexander Lukashenko at a meeting on topical issues of the university entrance campaign.

21.04.2016

Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised
Belarus' President addresses nation: top social-economic issues raised President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points relating to social and economic development of Belarus voiced by the President. Belarus aims at Doing Business top 30
Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen'
Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen' Not only businessmen but also ordinary citizens are actively discussing the 2016 State of the Nation Address of the President. The topics identified by the head of state are relevant to every Belarusian.   Belarusians:Of course, he touched on lots of topics. But to be honest, I am first of all worried about economic issues. There is potential for growth. To do this, we all need to work hard.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main points
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state. The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.

06.04.2016

Belarusian language textbook for Japanese published
Belarusian language textbook for Japanese published A textbook on the Belarusian language has been published in Japan. It  was authored by Associate Professor Faculty of Philology of the BSU and a Tsukuba University graduate student, who four years ago studied Belarusian in Minsk.

04.04.2016

Belarus Deputy Prime Minister on improvement of education system
Belarus Deputy Prime Minister on improvement of education system At a meeting on the improvement of the education system, President Lukashenko spoke about the need to address the most essential problems of the education system without resorting to significant reforms. Let us welcome Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalia Kochanova. She's in the studio with us. Yuri Koziyatko: Mrs Kochanova, welcome to the program!
Newest technologies in Belarus’ educational system
Newest technologies in Belarus’ educational system "To learn, to learn and to learn once again!" said politician Vladimir Lenin. Though many nowadays don’t even know who Lenin was, this slogan is still topical. Even in the pragmatic time, new technologies, scientific developments and unique computer programs promise not only the country’s glory, but also large profit. Belarusian IT workers have proved it. The founder of the company developing the world-famous game World of Tanks is now among the richest Belarusians.

01.04.2016

Secondary education in Belarus to be more field-specific
Belarus' secondary education to be more field-specific Belarusian education system should not be reformed but improvement is necessary, said April 1 the Belarusian President at a meeting on the development of secondary and higher education. Among the meeting's topics were new textbooks and the sixth school day. The topic of optimization was also raised. It will touch upon approaches to the construction of kindergartens and the creation of entire educational holding companies.
President Lukashenko: Belarus education system should be improved rather than reformed
President Lukashenko: Belarus education system should be improved rather than reformed The education system in our country does not need to be reformed. Rather, it should be just improved, stated the Belarus President at a meeting on the development of secondary and higher education. One of the main topics of discussion were new textbooks. They should be written in a clear way so that everyone understands them.  The effective use of the sixth school day was also a topic. Saturday should be used to prepare students for adult life.

28.03.2016

Ecuador delegation visits Academy of Public Administration in Minsk
Ecuador delegation visits Academy of Public Administration in Minsk The guests from Ecuador have visited today the Academy of Public Administration. Gabriela Rivadeneira, the President of the National Assembly of Ecuador, who is currently on a visit to Belarus, gave a lecture to students and trainees. The lecture was also attended by the ambassadors of Latin American countries: Ecuador, Cuba, Venezuela and Brazil. They talked about the expansion of cooperation in the field of education.

15.02.2016

Equal class hours for Belarusian, Russian languages in Belarus' primary schools
Equal class hours for Belarusian, Russian languages in Belarus' primary schools Belarusian schools across the country will balance the number of hours dedicated to the studying of two state languages - Belarusian and Russian. It will be regardless of what language a school is using in day-to-day communication with students. Students will have three lessons of the Russian and Belarusian languages and two hours of literature. As first, the innovation will affect only second-graders, but a year later it will be introduced in third and then fourth grade.

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