Skopje, 1st September 2015 (MIA) – Eight hundred pupils from Zivko Brajkovski Primary School in Butel Municipality will attend tuition in new school building starting today. The new school comprises 25 classrooms, fully new equipment, teaching rooms, offices, dining room, … In the past 52 years, tuition was carried out in barracks, built after the Skopje earthquake.

At the opening ceremony of commissioning the new school building, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski pointed out that so many schools have never been built before and the old prefabricated barracks, built after the earthquake in 1963, are slowly, but surely, past history under the momentum of construction and reconstruction of schools.

 – It has been 50 years without having anybody being able to build new schools. This Government has turned over a new leaf to this bad tradition and constructed new schools in just few years, Gruevski said.

Zivko Brajkovski Shool, he underlined, has a new building with new conditions for both the pupils and the teachers.

Starting 2006 to 2015, Prime Minister informed, more than EUR 50 million was invested in construction of 70 new schools and reconstruction of 350 schools. In addition, as he went on, we have started today to build a new school in Kisela Voda Municipality, the new school in Saraj is in the final stage, two schools in Gorce Petrov and Veles are in the process of reconstruction, reconstruction of additional 45 schools throughout Macedonia is on going and it is envisaged to be completed by the end of this year. Including these projects, 395 schools are reconstructed and 74 schools are build in Macedonia by the end of this year, Gruevski said.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, who commenced his education in Zivko Brajkovski Primary School, underlined that there was no better moment to start the new school year than the commissioning of the new school building. 

– Many generations and lot of pupils have been educated in Zivko Brajkovski School. Throughout this period, throughout all these decades, although there were not much of conditions, this school continued to deliver quality tuition and to educate the children who live in Butel Municipality, Stavreski pointed out.

Starting today, he stressed, 800 children from Butel Municipality will have exceptionally good conditions and they have no reason not to learn. – We have an agreement with the children. Starting today, they will put an extra learning effort, while the teachers certainly have a spur to teach in such good conditions, Stavreski said.

Butel Municipality Mayor, Petre Latinovski, pointed out that the municipality itself invested Denar 40 million in the first stage of the construction and funds were provided from the Municipal Services Improvement Project through the Ministry of Finance.

– All construction standards such as the one when building facilities in the developed countries have been adhered to, Latinovski underlined.


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