Wednesday, September 26, 2007


MOSTAR, Bosnia (26.September,2007) - The OSCE Mission to Bosnia has produced the report entitled "Education Inspectors: A Neglected Resource: Overview of Status and Activities of Education Inspectors in Bosnia".

Education inspectors are the first control mechanism in case of violation, misinterpretation, or non-application of the law regulating pre-schools, primary and secondary schools, as well as higher education in Bosnia. They are fundamental to the sound functioning of the education system, yet they are not efficiently used,the OSCE stated.

The report outlines data obtained by the OSCE Mission to Bosnia, based on interviews with teaching staff, school directors, parents, school boards and government officials.

The report also contains a set of recommendations necessary for improvement of the work of education inspectors in Bosnia. One example is the importance of amending legislation in order to articulate more clearly the status, authority, responsibilities and the role of this body.

Education inspectors must be guaranteed independence to ensure detailed inspections and respect for their decisions. The risk of political interference has to be eliminated,the OSCE said.

The first two-day conference on “The Role of Education Inspectors in Bosnia” starts in Mostar today where the report will be presented and discussed. The press opportunity will take place on 27 September at 13:15, Hotel Ero, in Mostar.

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