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MEETING OF THE STAKEHOLDERS' COMMITTEE ON THE OPERATION OF THE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS IN BUJANOVAC

4. April 2019.

Bujanovac –Yesterday, a meeting of the Stakeholders’ Committee on the operation of the Subotica Faculty of Economics’ Department in Bujanovac was held on the premises of that faculty.  

Mladen Sarcevic, Minister of Education, said that the goal of the meeting was to consider the current situation in the development of that faculty, adding that there were some new ideas.

Minister Sarcevic said that education in the Albanian language in elementary and secondary schools would also be discussed at yesterday’s meeting with representatives of the Albanian National Council.

“We will talk about how to solve the problem of missing textbooks, "Minister Sarcevic said, adding that especially important were the solutions for the first and second grade, as well as those for the fifth and sixth grade.

Minister Sarcevic said that some textbooks would be translated from Serbian into Albanian and that some of them would be used from Albania.

The organizer and chairman of the meeting, Lamberto Zannier, the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, said that that department had a very strong support from that organization and that it was extremely important for the education of young people, which provided them a bright and great future.

“I spoke with the students' representatives and I heard from them some very good initiatives that we will discuss at this meeting, " Mr. Zannier said.

Andrea Oricio, the Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia, said that two very important things, youth and education, merged at yesterday’s meeting, and that he was impressed with the knowledge that the students possessed, which he became aware of while talking with them. 

Sam Fabrici, the Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia, said that the European Union was very engaged in the spheres of education, healthcare, economics and social protection in that region, and that it was one of the partners during the establishment of the Faculty of Economics’ Department in Bujanovac.

Zoran Stankovic, the President of the Coordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, said that that faculty had become a highly respected institution thanks to the joint engagement of all partners.

Mr. Stankovic also noted that he expected even greater improvement in education, as well as the employment of graduated students.

The meeting was also attended by Saip Kamberi, the Mayor of Bujanovac, Dejan Jaksic, the Rector of the University of Novi Sad, Aleksandar Grubor, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics in Subotica, and Ragmi Mustafa, the President of the Albanian National Council.  

Source: Jugpress and Coordination Body