Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Gruevski rewards 44 top students in Macedonia

Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski rewarded 44 students in four state universities in Macedonia, who had graduated with highest grade-point average in the academician year 2005/2006.

The recognition awards ceremony, initiated the Government, covers the graduates at St. Kiril and Metodij University in Skopje, St. Kliment Ohridski University in Bitola, the University in Tetovo and the acreditted SEE University in Tetovo.

"Today's event proves that Macedonia possesses hard-working, successful and creative young people," PM Gruevski said while presenting the written commendation to best students.

He stressed that at the beginning of 21st century, the internatioanl community reached a genearl consensus that knowledge is driving power, and Macedonia is moving in thi sdirection. Gruevski hopes that these graduates will invest their potential and talent in the function of ourt country.

Deputy Prime Minister Zivko Jankulovski said education is among key factors in the development of each country, hence, it is one of the top priorities of Macedonia.

Thefore, the government approved a 1 billion denar increase in education budget, bringing the education budget to 14.320.000.000 denars.

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