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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.

12.02.2016

Alexander Lukashenko: Science is vital resource for revival of entire industries
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, 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. 

03.02.2016

Belarus Academy of Public Administration
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".

28.01.2016

BSU digital library among world's top 100 university libraries
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.

19.01.2016

What should be removed from Belarus' school curriculum
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.

16.12.2015

Chinese to build dorm in Minsk
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.

03.12.2015

International Day of Persons with Disabilities marked December 3
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.

23.11.2015

Coaches' training in Europe much better than in Belarus, director of Coaches' High School says
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.

22.11.2015

Belarusian scientists turn tractor into robot (video and image by BSUIR)
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.

20.11.2015

Belarus' Public Administration Academy sign MoU with UNDP
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.

28.10.2015

Belarusian National Technical University
Renovated BNTU sports complex: swimming pool with the purest water in Minsk, conditions for disabled people and Museum of Sports Glory The issue of lack of available water facilities by location and price will be resolved soon. It is planned to build a chain of budget pools in Minsk. According to Andrey Potev, first Deputy head of the Physical Training, Sports and Tourism Office of the Minsk City Executive Committee, there are 221 pools in Minsk nowadays, which is not enough for a big city. In this regard, the Minsk City Executive Committee has decided to build additional pools in the districts of Minsk.
Four universities training specialists for Belarusian NPP
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.

22.10.2015

Venezuelan girls mastering armored vehicles at military-technical faculty of Belarusian National Technical University
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.

21.10.2015

Two Belarusian universities into top 100 best in Eastern Europe and Central Asia - QS EECA
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.

18.10.2015

Minsk hosts international forum on pre-school education
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.

05.10.2015

University of the Third Age in Belarus
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.

01.10.2015

Vocational education system working smoothly in Belarus, deputy premier Natalia Kochanova says
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.   

30.09.2015

Students about presidential election in Belarus: Our vote may become decisive
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.

23.09.2015

Electronic diaries, student cards and interactive lessons – modern technologies integrated into Belarusian education
Electronic diaries, student cards and interactive lessons – modern technologies integrated into Belarusian education In 2013, several secondary education institutions took part in a project Electronic School. The experiment was a success. Now, 12 Minsk schools and gymnasiums use the novelty. By 2017, e-schools will be opened all over the country. The teacher's of Minsk Gymnasium No. 40 were the first who got acquainted with all the electronic capabilities of an educational process.
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.  

16.09.2015

Youth of Belarus: How to find and support talents?
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
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.

14.09.2015

Belarusian schoolgirl wins creative competition in USA
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.

09.09.2015

Belarusians' intellectual development level at over 99%
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.

02.09.2015

Sergei Ablameyko, rector of Belarusian State University: Fewer students want to leave Belarus now
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?

01.09.2015

Premier Kobyakov gives lecture for BelAZ students on Knowledge Day
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
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.
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Belarusians on Day of Knowledge September 1 Belarus marks Day of Knowledge. A new academic year began for 965,000 students, of which over 100,000 are first-graders. In general, it is nearly 20,000 students more than last year. The September 1 day traditionally starts with thematic lessons teaching them patriotism. Today Belarusian universities welcome freshmen for first lectures. Celebrations are held in all the universities of the country. President Alexander Lukashenko wished pupils, students, teachers, researchers and teachers happy Knowledge Day.

31.08.2015

Mikhail Myasnikovich visits new school in nuclear engineers' town Ostrovets Today, August 31, the new academic year began in gymnasium No.1 in Ostrovets. The school was built at the beginning of the year in a newly built town of nuclear scientists and engineers. Every classroom in school has an interactive board. It operates its own gym. Particular attention is paid to specialized education. In high school, students will be able to decide what special subjects they will be learning.
Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year
Alexander Lukashenko visits new school in Minsk to mark beginning of school year September 1 Belarus will mark Knowledge Day. On August 31, schools all over Belarus held solemn "First Bell" ceremonies for first-graders and other schoolchildren to mark the beginning of the new school year. This is a true holiday not only for students, but also for their parents and teachers. There are about 965,000 schoolchildren in Belarus. President Alexander Lukashenko today went to the Kamennaya Gorka neighborhood of Minsk to partake in a ceremony to mark the start of school year in school No.56. 

28.08.2015

Belarusian children from low-income families to receive support ahead of new academic year On August 28 Minsk children from low-income families will be given school items as part of the nation-wide project promoting social equality among school children. The charity event designed to prepare kids for school started in Minsk in mid-July.  Anyone could join it. Minsk residents could donate any school items to collection points. In 2015, Belarusian activists collected thousands of office supplies: pens, notebooks, rulers, and other necessary attributes of school life. These gifts were enough to collect 260 bags for first-graders.

26.08.2015

Entire Belarus to be connected to e-school system
Entire Belarus to be connected to e-school system The entire Belarus will be connected to a single e-school system. On August 25, the Belarus Ministry of Education said that the project will be introduced in 2015 in several regions. A year later, almost all schools of Belarus will take part in the experiment. The project "Electronic School" is an online platform that provides access to various information services. These are e-zines, blogs and curriculum. In addition, each student receives a personal card. It combines the functions of bank payment cards and a universal electronic document.

21.08.2015

Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year
Belarus to buy about 100 school buses prior to new academic year By September 1, about a hundred school buses will be bought in Belarus. Of these, 10 will be given to each region by the Development Bank in line with a special action program. In turn, the Belarusian traffic police are conducting a survey of all organizations providing transportation services to schoolchildren. The police check condition of school buses and their routes as well as instruct drivers on peculiarities of transporting children.

20.08.2015

Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools
Experts urge to cancel home tasks in Belarusian schools In school without stress. Education experts urge Belarusian education authorities to allow school students to spend more time on physical education. To this end, they offer to cancel home tasks at school in the future. This will enhance the effectiveness of school education and reduce the burden that often does not correspond to norms. Not every child spends less than two and a half hours to do homework.
Belarus and China to jointly train journalists
Belarus and China to jointly train journalists Belarus and China will work together to train journalists. This was discussed in the main university of Belarus, the Belarusian State University. High school students from China got familiar with Belarus' education on August 19. Over ten days almost fifty students from China have visited Belarus for recuperation. The BSU today trains more than 2.5 thousand foreign students. A third of them are young people from China. The majority after graduating continue to study for higher degrees.

18.08.2015

Alexander Lukashenko hearing out report from education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov
State to help Belarusian children from poor families prior to new school year The education system of Belarus is ready for the new academic year, education minister Mikhail Zhuravkov told the Belarusian President. All repairs planned prior to September 1, the beginning of school year in Belarus, will be completed and all children will get full sets of textbooks. Special equipment has been installed in some physics and chemistry classrooms. Moreover, the increasing number of Belarusian towns purchase buses to transport kids to and from school.

12.08.2015

Mutual visits of Belarusian and Chinese kids strengthen bilateral ties
Mutual visits of Belarusian and Chinese kids strengthen bilateral ties Mutual visits of children from Belarus and China will strengthen cooperation between the two countries, said August 12 Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus at a meeting with students from China. Natalia Kochanova hopes that such exchanges will become a good tradition. 

11.08.2015

Pakistani Prime Minister awarded honorary professor of the Belarusian State University title
Nawaz Sharif awarded title of honorary professor of Belarusian State University Belarus and Pakistan are planning to carry out joint research projects and exchange students. The Belarusian State University (BSU) and educational institutions of the Islamic Republic signed the relevant Memorandum of Understanding.  The documents will contribute to the implementation of exchange programs, as well as the creation of scientific and educational projects and the holding of seminars and conferences.

29.07.2015

Reflections and fate of Ukrainian students in Belarus
Reflections and fate of Ukrainian students in Belarus The protagonists of our next report arrived in Belarus for seemingly trivial things, like peace of mind, the opportunity to learn and work. The true value of these things in all colors opens only when they disappear. Alisa is going to the university for the first time. The college student at the University of Luhansk had not planned to change the university but in the spring of 2014 mines began to explode in the streets of her hometown.

30.06.2015

Deputy Premier: Belarus' social security system up and running
Deputy Premier: Belarus' social security system up and running The government has provided the stable functioning of social services. This was announced on June 30 by Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Natalia Kachanova. In particular, she stated that the state fully complies with all its social obligations: payment of pensions, allowances, stipends and salaries to state employees. Belarus earlier adopted a program of targeted social assistance. Over the past three months, about 70 thousand people have received it. In August and November, the minimum social pensions will increase. 

28.06.2015

Belarus President takes part in solemn ball of graduates in Minsk
Belarus President takes part in solemn ball of graduates in Minsk The cherished invitation to the main ball of graduates was sent to 253 students. They are the best students around the country. This is their finest hour. Daria Trigubova, a graduate of the Minsk State Linguistic University:This is a wonderful way to say thank you to the students for good grades. And first of all, it is a great joy, a new achievement, new discoveries!

26.05.2015

Belarus, Lithuania agree on mutual recognition of education certificates
Belarus, Lithuania agree on mutual recognition of education certificates The first meeting of Belarusian and Lithuanian experts on the finalization of the draft intergovernmental agreement on mutual recognition and equivalence of documents on education was held in Minsk on Monday, the press center of the Ministry of Education of Belarus.

14.05.2015

Belarus joins Bologna process
Belarus joins Bologna process Belarus has joined the Bologna Process. Such a decision was made on May 14, 2015 by the ministers of education of the European space during the summit of heads of the relevant departments in Armenia. The Bologna Committee acknowledged achievements in the development of the Belarusian education system. This allows Belarusian students to study in the leading universities of Europe.

29.03.2015

Who is developing robots in Belarus?
Who is developing robots in Belarus? Will we live to see those fantastic times when robots replace people? And maybe they will even elect presidents! The latest tools and artificial intelligence quickly burst into our lives, progress cannot be stopped, and "only those who create new technologies, have a future." This is what President Lukashenko said when visiting the Belarusian company Peleng this week. Ilona Volynets has the report about the highest technologies, including at the household level.

26.01.2015

Sergei Rudyi
World Bank allocates $340,000 grant to Belarus' Education Ministry The World Bank has allocated to the Ministry of Education of Belarus a grant for $340,000.  The investment project should help the regions to strengthen the material and technical base, carry out the capital repair of schools, purchase of educational and laboratory equipment. At the moment, we are talking about 150 schools in small towns and rural areas, which is expected to increase the number of trainees. The first 22 schools will be able to begin repair works from January 1, 2016.

20.01.2015

President: Youth policy has always been one of Belarus' priorities On January 20, all roads of Belarus led the youth in Minsk where the 42th Congress of the Belarusian National Youth Union (BRSM) was held. A large-scale forum was held in the Palace of the Republic. It gathered thousands of participants from across the country and abroad. The event was attended by the President of Belarus. Alexander Lukashenko always treats young people with attention and trust.  The President supported all the proposals and noted that the current Year of Youth should be remembered for many generations.

06.01.2015

New education minister: Belarus will join Bologna process in 2015 On December 27, First Vice-Rector of the Belarusian State University Mikhail Zhuravkov became Minister of Education.

29.12.2014

Alexander Lukashenko: Children and the elderly are our major concern On December 29, the Belarusian head of state designated the state's priorities in the social sphere during a visit to the capital's home for seniors and the disabled. The President got acquainted with the living conditions, visited the dining room and auditorium of the Minsk rest home. This orphanage is now home to 391 people. Most of them live only on state support. Minsk rest home

24.12.2014

President: Belarusians will take care of peace and prosperity in their own land Belarusians will take care of peace and prosperity in their own land. Alexander Lukashenko said this during the December 24 New Year charity festival for children held as part of the ongoing nationwide campaign "Our Children". Addressing the young audience, the President stressed that each of them can do something good for their country. Especially considering that the coming year has been declared the Year of Youth.
Alexander Lukashenko, his son Nikolai attend New Year charity festival It is necessary to discover talent and ability in children as early as possible, said Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko during a New Year charity festival which was held as part of the ongoing annual nationwide campaign "Our Children". The head of state touched on the reformation of the Belarusian education system. In particular, the introduction of the five-day school week. According to the President, school children need the sixth day to do their favorite useful things - sports and industrial arts.

17.12.2014

Belarus President presents state awards The President of Belarus presented state awards on December 17. The ceremony in the Palace of Independence brought together those who were named best of the best in their fields. These are doctors and teachers, artists and the arts, servicemen and athletes.  Overall, the list of awardees includes 40 people. The President said that Belarusians are thankful to those who work hard and constantly makes our life better. 

15.12.2014

Alexander Lukashenko appoints head of Chinese-Belarusian Industrial Park Alexander Lukashenko made a number of appointments on 15 December.  MP Marat Zhilinsky was nominated rector of the Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President.

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