Great interest of students for the second Media Literacy Forum

Today, in Podgorica, diplomas were awarded to the participants of the second Media Literacy Forum organised by the Centre for Civic Education (CCE) within the project “Media for me!”, supported by the Embassy of Kingdom of Netherlands, the Embassy of Kingdom of Norway and the Balkan Trust for Democracy (BTD) of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Veliko interesovanje studenata za II Forum medijske pismenosti »

Directors to be elected by school and managing board, not by a Minister

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) calls on the Committee on Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Parliament of Montenegro, but also on all members of the Parliament of Montenegro, to urgently include provision into the Draft amendments to the General Law on Education by which the competence of the school or managing board of educational institutions to elect and dismiss directors of those institutions will be added.

CCE has been pointing out for years that the current legal solution according to which the minister discretionary elects and dismisses directors of educational institutions is bad and that it causes huge damage to the educational system. Time has proven that it has not contributed to improving the quality of education, but it only strengthened the system of party employment and corruption and the protection of controversial directors. Namely, the process of appointing directors has never been less based on merits and more on party affiliation. The same refers to dismissal processes where numerous examples of disrespect of findings of Educational inspection by ministers were noted in the cases of party-eligible personnel. »