SCHOOL INSPECTORATE OF COVASNA COUNTY

Short Presentation of the Education in Our County 28th March, 2011 St. George town

Central Region: Region no. 7, 6 counties

The Administrative Structure of Covasna County
‡ 44 administrative units, from which: ‡ 4 towns, 1 city ‡ 39 large villages, ‡ The number of inhabitants in our county are approximately 223,000 (according to the census in 2002)

Education in Covasna County
There are 331 schools: out of which 65 in urban area, 266 in rural area Vertically: ‡ Nursery school (3-6 years) ‡ Primary school (I-IV.) ‡ Secondary school (V-VIII.) ‡ Highschool (IX-XII/XIII) ‡ Technical highschool (IX-XII) ‡ Training after highschool (after graduation) ‡ Higher education ‡ PhD

Higher Education and Adult Training
‡ The Babe -Bolyai University runs with local branches (Public administration, Technological management, Environmental protection, Nursery school and primary school teacher training) ‡ Adult training: acknowledged companies, enterprises ‡ Civil organisations get involved with adult training ‡ Labour force training, re-training schemes, further training (Technical highschools are involved, too)

The Role of the School Inspectorate
‡ Supervises education, designs strategies, proposes developing programmes ‡ Supervises the curriculum, organises teacher training courses, organises the students¶ uniform evaluation system, it carries out development programmes; ‡ Offers assistance to school managers, ensures monitoring, organizes exams and it also deals with external evaluation.

Professional Training Possibilities
‡ At the level of basic training we train our students in accordance with the development trends of the 7th Region (rural development and rural tourism) ‡ We try to satisfy the demands of the labour market, but, unfortunately, because of the lack of interest on students¶ behalf, some professions are omitted, even if there is a need on the labour market for these professions.

Horizons
‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Development possibilities by EU projects; National projects; Projects with the civil sphere; Partnerships between the entrepreneurial sphere and schools (technical schools have built adult training on basic training)

Which Way Romanian Education ?
‡ 2011- new Educational Law; ‡ Decentralisation: the local administration and the schools take over the decision making and the responsibilities involved; ‡ Extension of compulsory education; ‡ Decentralisation of school management; Reorganisation of professional training; ‡ We are facing new challenges and a lot of hard work.

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