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Tuesday, 03.03.2015, 13:10
78 strikes were organised in Lithuania in November and December 2014. 45 of them were warning strikes. Based on the data of Statistics Lithuania, strikes were staged by pre-school, primary, secondary, sports, recreational and cultural education establishments, informs LETA/ELTA.
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Do you want to become an engineer, an architect, a journalist, a doctor, a beauty specialist or pursue a different career, but you still haven’t decided where to study? Then you really need to come to the fair “Skola 2015” (“School 2015”), which will take place from 27 February to 1 March at the Kipsala International Exhibition Centre in Riga where, in an active and creative environment, you will be offered diverse information on study opportunities in Latvia and abroad and will be assisted in choosing the most appropriate path of education.
The European Commission (EC) has presented analyses of economic challenges to individual member-states. Specific recommendations to individual countries to be issued in May 2015 and will be based on these reports, informs LETA/ELTA.
Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) has published grid maps which depict share of resident population of Latvia with higher education, as well as education index, according to the data of Population Census 2011.
Inara Vilkaste will give a joy to the inmates of boarding-school at the exhibition “Book 2015” in Riga25.02.2015
Book exhibition “Grāmata-2015” will become a festal occasion not only to Latvian bibliophiles, but also to children who are deprived of parental care and native home. Business-woman and public figure Inara Vilkaste invited inmates of Riga boarding-school disabled kids to attend the book exhibition On Friday, February 27. Entrepreneur is cooperating with this school for many years already; earlier the kids were pleased the most by the drawing contest. Now the possibility to take kids to the fascinating journey to the world of books was created.
During her visit at the Riga Ukrainian School yesterday, Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma (Unity) told the students her impressions following her visit to Ukraine last weekend, the State Chancellery informed LETA.
The Education and Science Ministry has decided to halt the maintenance of the "skolas.lv" school portal, which means that the EUR 3.5 million invested in the development and maintenance of the portal so far have been lost, furthermore, these funds will not be covered by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), according to the ministry's reply to MP Regina Locmele-Lunova (Harmony).
In 2014, the State Language Center/SLC wrote up citations for insufficient use of the Latvian language while on the job to 423 people in 2014, but this is the smallest total registered in 10 years, informs LETA.
Data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2014 unemployment rate (the number of unemployed persons in the total number of economically active population) accounted for 10.8%, which is 1.1 percentage point less than in 2013. 107.6 thsd persons aged 15 to 74 years were unemployed, which is 12.8 thsd or 10.6% less than in 2013.
On 17 February, in the Senate Hall of the University of Latvia, the Latvian Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary, Andrejs Pildegovics, delivered a speech on the occasion of the presentation of a new book entitled “Environment, Pollution, Development: The Case of Uzbekistan”, reports BC the Latvian MFA.
SIA Venspils nafta terminals (VNT), which is one of the largest and most technologically advanced oil and petroleum products transshipment company in the Baltic States, took part in the Shadow Day, welcoming five students from Ventspils and the Kurzeme region. Four students were from Ventspils and Ugāle – two from each city, and one was from Druva, reports BC company’s press service.
On Tuesday, the mission of the first Estonian student satellite ESTCube-1, which circled the Earth's orbit for almost two years, ended; project manager Mart Noorma says that they are now working in the name of ESTCube-2, LETA/Public Broadcasting reports.
On Monday, Siauliai University's library opened the door of a unique Room of Cents. As the room's ceiling, walls and furniture is covered in the expired Lithuanian cents, the object is a candidate to become a Guinness World Record, besides being a monument to the former Lithuanian currency, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to Lietuvos rytas.
Lithuania does not provide equal access to non-formal education for all school-children, the current funding mechanism does not encourage its development, and the quality of non-formal education is not sufficiently ensured. These shortcomings were revealed during an audit conducted by the National Audit Office to assess organisation of non-formal education of school-children in the country over the period 2011-2013, reports LETA/ELTA, referring to the National Audit Office.
A brake on Estonian wellbeing is timidity in realising ideas and insufficient readiness for lifelong learning. Endlessly, we may toil at our simple jobs – never enough to break the widespread low wage curse, LETA/Postimees reports.