Albanian students attending collective classes to be moved to larger schools
TIRANA, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) -- About 33,000 students in Albania studying in collective classes with children of different age groups will be transferred in other larger schools, Albanian Minister of Education, Sports and Youth, Lindita Nikolla announced on Wednesday.
According to Nikolla, the planned intervention comes after testing students for the skills in reading, and after studying the whole system of collective classes in the country.
"This 8-month job has resulted in identifying classes that can be transferred to larger schools where students could learn with their peers rather than in collective classes. We have made a plan of action to accomplish this transfer," declared Nikolla.
The current step, according to the minister, includes the transfer of the students to the nearest schools, and the arrangement of the teachers of these students in the system, ensuring that no one will remain unemployed.
Nikolla appealed to parents to support this initiative, which enables them to better educate their children.
Under the plan, the ministry of education has collected guides and manuals, with examples of teaching classes and the most effective teaching methods were translated and adapted to share with classroom teachers.
Moreover, the ministry has set up a professional network of collective class teachers to share experiences with each other and improve the implementation of the new curriculum in deep mountain areas.