Division of general education
Duties of the general education division are to coordinate the works for planning, analysis, supervision for all levels of pre-university – general education (I, II and III).
Some of the more specific objectives are:
This division includes:
PRIMARY EDUCATION 1-5
Implements MEST policies for qualitative education in the second level of education (1-5)
LOWER SECONDARY EDUCATION
Implementation of MEST policies for qualitative education in the second level of education (6-9)
HIGHER SECONDARY EDUCATION – GYMNASIUMS
The quality assurance of higher secondary education, and the increase of students' inclusion at this level of education
COOPERATION PARENT – TEACHER
Strengthening cooperation between parents and teachers at school and this cooperation in the service of teaching quality
Within MEST policies is also construction of partnership school – family, so that the students, parents and teachers interests be represented in most democratic manner and through joint efforts to improve the quality in education.
HEALTH PROMOTING SCHOOLS
Coordination of activities and policy development in education and health promotion, between all administrative and territorial levels, the coordination of inter-ministerial committee for the health promoting schools program, implementation and ensuring sustainability of projects that aim to promote health in schools, in cooperation with inter-ministerial committee, monitoring the progress of health promoting schools, and organization of review meetings for MEST, MH and MESP.
EQUIVALENCE AND RECOGNITION OF PRE-UNIVERSITY EDUCATION DOCUMENTS
Coordinates, plans and leads the verification work of the pre-university education documents
THE GOALS OF GENERAL EDUCATION
Besides the above mentioned goals, general education has these common goals: Development of knowledge on human rights and strategies for their protection as well as necessary skills for their implementation in practice.
Building the sense of respect and engagement toward basic principles of democracy and civilized society, in particular manner the civic responsibility, the interdependence, the equality, the social justice and the rule of law.
Growth and awareness development of the peace importance, peaceful solutions of disagreements and conflicts, on need importance for active tolerance, cooperation and solidarity between humans.
The awareness development for the nature interdependence and human world and understanding the multiple dimensions of the world and life in their entirety.