Although most of the high school students and parents of primary school children were against online classes, the authorities decided to have in-person classes only for children between first and third grade as well as for several primary schools that have the conditions for such learning.
About 40,000 students do not have a computer to attend classes. While many families do not have the financial means to buy computers for their children, the Minister of Labor and Social Policy, instead of trying to provide them, told her parents that they could buy them for a weekend without VAT.
The country’s Constitution clearly states that primary education is free for all.
The question is whether education is free and whether the introduction of online teaching violates the Constitution of the Republic of Macedonia and the Law on Primary Education.