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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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 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.
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.
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.
Mrs Kochanova, welcome to the program!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Alexander Lukashenko: Science is vital resource for revival of entire industries
Science can and should bring maximum return, including material, said the President of Belarus at the ceremony to present diplomas of Doctor of Science and professor certificates. At a meeting with the Head of State, there were discussed the future developments and present-day state of Belarusian science.
The ceremony was attended by more than 20 people. These are scientists working in various fields, from medicine to agriculture.
After the collapse of the Soviet Union Belarus has managed to preserve a strong scientific school.
Science can and should bring maximum return, Belarus President says
Science can and should bring maximum return, including material, said February 12 the President of Belarus at the ceremony to present Doctor of Science diplomas and professor certificates.
Today there were about 20 scientists in the hall. Alexander Lukashenko stressed that only based on the results of their work can one judge on the development of the whole industry.
Belarus Academy of Public Administration celebrates its 25th anniversary
A new face of the global economy demands new approaches to training top managers. The Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus is ready to meet this challenge. The institution marked its silver jubilee on January 29. In fact, the Academy is a peculiar one in Belarusian high education system.
Former pupils and successful ministers learn side by side here. This is a perfect example of the saying "live and learn".
BSU digital library among world's top 100 university libraries
The digital library of the Belarusian State University (BSU) has entered the 100 best university libraries in the world.
In addition, the electronic storage of the Belarusian university took second place in the ranking of libraries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Over 2,000 resources were analyzed. The rating includes evaluation of the number of documents that are added to the electronic library, external links, and file sizes. The weight of scientific publications was also among the key ranking factors.
What should Belarus remove from school curriculum?
The base curriculum Belarus needs to be reviewed, said the Minister of Education of Belarus in an interview with "SB. Belarus Today." According to Mikhail Zhuravkov, the current program is considerably more complicated than that of a few decades ago.
The textbooks should include only the most important and relevant information.
When it comes to hard sciences one of the main role models for Belarus today is the curriculum of the Soviet school of the second half of the 20th century.
Chinese to build dorm in Minsk
Chinese investment will be directed into the Student's Village. At the intersection of Dzerzhinsky Avenue and Semashko Street in Minsk there will appear a new dormitory.
The Chinese design is ready: the building will have a fitness room, a cafe and all facilities for people with disabilities.
The project is estimated at $40 million. The dorm will become home for about 1,000 students, built in 2018.
International Day of Persons with Disabilities marked December 3
A world without barriers. Over 500,000 people with disabilities live in Belarus. On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, one can say that their social protection is one of Belarus' state policy priorities.
There are specialized medical facilities operating for these people in Belarus, with modern technical means of rehabilitation being introduced regularly.
Coaches' training in Europe much better than in Belarus, director of Coaches' High School says
The number of medals won at various competitions depends not only on the preparation of athletes, but also on the competence of coaches.
Any person, regardless of rank and status, must always keep fit and keep track of the latest trends in your sport. Therefore, the preparation of high-quality professionals is one of the most important aspects of the development of sports.
Belarusian scientists turn tractor into robot
Belarusian scientists have created a robot based on a tractor. The machine can be used for fire extinguishing, chemical spraying and bomb disposal. There’s only one exemplar of the machine so far, nevertheless, batch production is quite possible.
This vehicle is small but it can do tremendous things!
The Belarusian robot has a camera and a hydrant and it can be controlled from the distance of 500 m. It took 2.5 years to create it.
The 450 kilogram robot can operate in environments unsuitable for man.
Belarus' Public Administration Academy sign MoU with UNDP
The Academy of Public Management under the aegis of the Belarus President and UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. On November 20, Belarusian parliamentarians, representatives of the ministries, departments and programs of the United Nations gathered at the conference, which was the final stage of the campaign UN Express-70 in Belarus.
Four universities training specialists for Belarusian NPP
Belarus annually allocates about BYR4 billion for the purchase of equipment for the training of Belarusian nuclear specialists. Material and technical, educational and laboratory facilities for the nuclear industry are being created. The country is also developing methodological support for laboratory work.
NPP specialists are being trained in four Belarusian universities on 6 specialties. More than 300 have already graduated. Training is conducted by Belarusian and foreign lecturers. Students can also undergo practical training at existing nuclear power plants.
Venezuelan girls mastering armored vehicles at Belarusian National Technical University
Girls from Venezuela are learning how to deal with armored cars in Minsk. The girls are studying at the Military-Technical Faculty of the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU), which has recently entered the top 100 best universities in the world, according to QS EECA.
The girls have come to study in Belarus in the framework of a military cooperation program between Belarus and Venezuela.
Two Belarusian universities into top 100 best in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - QS EECA
The British agency QS Quacquarelli Symonds has provided an international ranking of higher education institutions QS EECA (Emerging Europe & Central Asia), which includes the countries of Emerging Europe and Central Asia. Two Belarusian universities got into top 100 - the Belarusian State University (BSU), 36th, and the Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU) 72nd place.
The authors of the ranking considered more than 500 universities, with 308 of them having passed the audit and 150 best making their way into the final rating.
Minsk hosts international forum on pre-school education
Minsk hosted the International Forum on early childhood education. Taking part in it were representatives from 10 countries of CIS and far abroad. Kazakhstani and Russian teachers went to one of the kindergartens of Minsk together with the CTV channel.
In the 1990s, lots of kindergartens in Kazakhstan were closing. And now the pre-school education in Kazakhstan needs experience of Russians and Belarusians.
University of the Third Age in Belarus
Belarus celebrated the International Day of Older Persons last week. The correspondent of the program Week on the CTV decided to find out what is the charm of the "elegant" age.
The First Bell and a solemn ceremony. Grandparents have not brought here their grandchildren... They came here to study themselves. This unusual university opened this week in Zhodino. This student is over 80! She is a teacher with half a century of experience.
Tatiana Bondarenko, pensioner:I cannot just sit idle doing nothing. I love it here.
Vocational education system working smoothly in Belarus, deputy premier Natalia Kochanova says
October 1 Minsk brought together teachers and masters of vocational training institutions for a ceremony to honor the best graduates. The vocational training system in Belarus is 75 years old. This is the main source of staff for Belarus' real economy. Our country, in contrast to neighboring countries, did not break this system but on the contrary tried to give it a new impetus.
Students about presidential election in Belarus: Our vote may become decisive
Yevgeny Shukov, student of Belarusian State University, designer:
I am 23, I dream to open my own computer graphics studio. I think that an artist can change the world, because he creates either using a graphic tablet or brushes and pencils. Today, young artists have a chance to become famous, important. To do this, they need to develop and, of course, show their worth in various aspects of social life, participate in competitions. I believe that it is important to go to the polls because your vote may become decisive.
EaP countries discusses young people support program
How can the state help young people? Experts from Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine were looking for the answer to this question. Representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries discussed the program of support for young people and got familiar with Belarusian policy in this direction.
In particular, foreign visitors noted the role of the Belarusian Institute for Training and Retraining of Civil Servants and Professionals Working with Young People - the only one in the former Soviet Union.
Youth of Belarus: How to find and support talents?
The year 2015 was declared the Year of Youth in Belarus. Every fourth citizen of our country are people aged 14 to 31. These are people who under the law belong to the youth. What is the present and future of the youth in Belarus? This was the topic of the talk show "Such is the fate" on the CTV channel.
Belarus honors winners of 28th Summer Universiade
Motivation to high achievements. Minsk hosted a ceremony of honoring the winners of the XXVIII Summer Universiade. The best athletes and their coaches received government awards.
The Belarusian team, in the South Korea's Gwangju, showed good results despite a small number of athletes in the team. Every second returned home with a medal. Gymnast Melitina Stanyuta and swimmer Yevgeny Tsurkin made the largest contribution to the national team's overall results.
Belarusian schoolgirl wins creative competition in USA
A student of Volozhin's gymnasium No1 Diana Shargorodskaya became the winner of an international competition of creative projects that took place in the United States.
Belarus submitted 400 applications, but only 40 made it into the finals. The topic of the competition was "Volunteering. Leadership. Agroecotourism."
Winners could travel to the USA and live there during one month. Over this time they improved their foreign language and put their ideas on paper.
Belarusians' intellectual development level at over 99%
Read. Write. Study. The level of intellectual development in Belarus is more than 99%. These are the data of the latest census.
Anna Evseevna is 96, four years short of the 100th anniversary. Four years is exactly the number of years children study in elementary school. Anna still has problems writing.
Anna Sheveleva:What school? Grandma said I needed to feed pigs, milk cows, weave, plant potatoes, beets, and cabbage. That is what real school of life was about.
Sergei Ablameyko, rector of Belarusian State University: Fewer students want to leave Belarus now
This week's guest of the TV program Prostye Voprosy (Simple Questions) with Egor Khrustalev is Sergey Ablameyko, rector of the Belarusian State University, Doctor of Technical Sciences and Academician of the National Academy of Sciences.
If you compare the amount of knowledge that my generation had to learn, it is quite different from the amount that today's young people have to soak up. What is the reason: has the total amount of knowledge increased or has information become more accessible?
Belarus' Premier gives lecture for BelAZ students on Knowledge Day
On the Day of Knowledge students of one of the capital's engineering schools attended an unusual lesson. It was held in the territory of the industrial giant. Acting as the professor was the Belarusian Prime Minister.
Mr Kobyakov told the schoolchildren about his professional career, which began with the work of a master at a factory. He also stressed that the prestige of working professions raises every year. BelAZ alone employs about 200 young professionals annually.
30 foreign students come to Minsk to study Belarusian language
However, now they still have a slight accent. Some 30 foreigners from Japan, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany and other countries have come to Belarus to learn our native language.
The architecture of the postwar period is what attracts Adam, one of the students from the Czech Republic.