ZAGREB, October 5, 2019 – President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović has received the leaders of the unions of primary and secondary school teachers, Sanja Šprem and Branimir Mihalinec respectively, who informed her about the unions’ demands and the course of negotiations with the government.
The president said that ever since she took office, she had advocated that all pupils in Croatia have the same conditions for education, her office said in a press release on Saturday.
The president said that the teachers who are fully committed to their work should be acknowledged, rewarded and asked for their opinions. “We must move away from educational models of the past and give the best teachers more because they give our children the most,” she said.
Congratulating all teachers on World Teachers’ Day, which is observed on October 5, Grabar-Kitarović said that we should all strive to give this honourable and important profession back its well-deserved dignity.
Strong support is needed from the whole society, especially from parents who can make an active contribution to the constructive creation and adoption of a new educational methodology to make our children more active and more self-confident, which will teach them critical thinking and help them select and evaluate easily available information, the president said.
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