Mayor Milan Bandić and parents of unpublished children in high schools, which will pay the City of Zagreb tuition in private schools, said on Tuesday night a scathing statement by Minister of Education Vedran Mornar that all children could enroll in the first enrollment period, according to their possibilities , but some have not accepted it, counting it differently.
Bandic reacted to Mornar's statement for a radio station that "the enrollment process was made so that anyone could enroll in the first period, according to their capabilities but some did not accept, they counted that this could be different."
"We believe that this statement is just another proof of the minister's unfaithful relationship to the 56 of children who have remained unpublished in the first grade of high school and yet another attempt to deceive the public," says Bandic and 20's signed parents. Bandic offered a solution Monday for 56 Zagreb students who failed to enroll in secondary schools in Zagreb and refused to go to the schools offered in the neighboring counties by enrolling in private Zagreb schools from next week, and the annual tuition fee in the total amount of about one million kuna will pay to the City of Zagreb.
Bandic: Decided to Decrease Class with 28 on 26 Unreasonable and Understood
Bandic reminded that 56 Zagreb children were left unmolested in the first grade of high school "due to the unreasonable and somewhat justified drop in the number of students with 28 on 26 students per classroom, which is contrary to the State Pedagogical Standard and the practice".
He recalls that the Zagreb City Office for Education, Culture and Sports and the Zagreb High School on several occasions warned the Minister of the consequences that might arise from such unreasonable decisions.
The minister, Bandic said, also illegally changed the decision on enrollment during the summer of this year, not publishing it in the Official Gazette and what it was obliged to do. Because of all this, he questioned the legality of the entire enrollment process for the school year 2015./2016., And at the same time he later appealed to the laws he did not adhere to, says Bandic, and prays Minister Mornar on behalf of parents and students who have been denying entry into the first grade of high school, "to stop the deception of the public and to acknowledge the mistake of a minister, but above all, a man, and finally begin to do his job."
MZOS: Some students with their omissions lost the ability to enroll
The Ministry of Education, Science and Sports (MZOS) has provided a comprehensive press release detailing the enrollment process and outlining individual examples of students who lost their place in school curricula during their enrollment procedures, and after the MZOS's offer to enter them in other cities, insisted that it be exclusively in Zagreb.
The ministry cites an example of a student who has not been registered because she did not apply for one program during the summer and autumn enrollment period, and only at the end of September requested a subsequent enrollment from the MZOS and then rejected the vacancies insisting on enrollment in the City of Zagreb. Some students did not meet the deadline and issued documentation and lost their right to enroll, did not enroll in the enrollment or application form, applied for programs that did not have enough credits, and one student reported a program for children with disabilities even though they did not difficulties.
Until then, until November, the total number of 56 students in Zagreb who had completed elementary school was generally low in secondary school grades, from 20 to 29 (out of the most possible 80) and were not, which was due to low grades and other reasons , managed to enroll in some of the desired vocational programs during the summer and autumn enrollment period and asked MZOS for subsequent enrollment.
At the Zagreb Education Bureau, they argued that even for those pupils in Zagreb, the minister did not reduce the quota in 28 classes at 26, thus reducing the total number of enrollment points in Zagreb's vocational schools.
At the Ministry of Education, however, they argue that "individuals interpret the enrollment policies flatly, not taking into account the need for concern for each individual, and not just about some."
"Students with lesser success have a narrower selection of programs that can enter this claim on 800 free places, but there is no point (for example, a student with 22 points can enter almost exclusively a three-year occupation). Also, we have to point out that a greater number of students who refused the offered MZOS solution, remained unpublished because of the actions they themselves did or did not do. Throughout the enrollment they had insight into the rankings of the order and their ability to enroll, that is, the inability to enter selected programs and could react, however, some did not do anything to make the enrollment possible and some did not undertake the necessary procedures to meet the conditions entry, "states MZOS.
They point out that the State Pedagogical Standard prescribes that the optimal number of students is in the 24 classroom, while the class can be structured with most 28 students and minimum 20 students.
Also, the National Pedagogical Standard prescribes that there may be a maximum number of 3 students with developmental disabilities in the classroom and accordingly the number of students in the classroom is reduced to a maximum of 20 students.
Limiting the number of enrollment places on 26 has been done to provide better quality work in classrooms, given the increased number of disabled students. Then, in order to provide additional places for the repeaters, these schools gave the space to allow for the change of educational programs after the enrollment deadlines to students who want it, up to the maximum number of pupils (28).
Finally, and so that the students, in accordance with their capabilities, are more evenly distributed by educational programs, ie that it is not so far as to imply that certain schools are out of reach, while certain programs remain semi-existent, the MZOS points out.
Also note that there are more places in the schools in Zagreb than the number of students who completed 8. class. Namely, 8. The 7.237 students completed the 9.610 classroom in Zagreb, while 406 enrollment classes were approved at 450 classrooms, in schools where the founder of the City of Zagreb was. Data on the XNUMX class departments, which is headed by the head of the Ivica Lovrić Education Center, simply do not match the truth, and thus the parents and the public are consciously misleading.
The MZOS appeals to all the members of the system, but also to the public and the media, to refrain from abusing students and their parents, and to a very transparent enrollment process in high school for daily political purposes.