The Center for Change Management held on Thursday an online conference to present e-services developed in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Information Society and Administration, as part of the “Digitalization for business continuity in the public sector” project, funded by the United Kingdom government with the support of the British Embassy in Skopje.
Conference participants stressed that digitalization is a priority, adding that an increasing amount of digital services are available via the e-uslugi.gov.mk website. Online services save users time because they minimize bureaucratic procedures, eliminate human error, corruption, etc.
Many e-services are available in the education sector, including: competitions for scholarships, nostrification of certificates and diplomas, applying for financial support of projects for renovation of school buildings. A new service, digital enrollment in primary school, is set to become available in May.
Minister of Education and Science Mila Carovska took part in the online conference and discussed the benefits of digital transformation in society, stressing that stakeholders are committed to digitalization.
“Countries that don’t introduce digitalization and transformation are lagging behind, because the world is rapidly changing and we have to keep up. The Education Ministry holds the position that services have to be digitalized. The education system proved it has the ability to transform. For almost a year now, we’ve witnessed excellent interaction and communication between teachers and students, which is significant progress compared to last year,” Carovska said.