President Stevo Pendarovski received today the team of students who achieved significant success at the 29th Balkan Olympiad in Informatics held in Bucharest, Romania.
Computer science students who stood out as the best in the annual national programming competitions held in 12 Balkan countries participated in the Olympiad. Students from Italy, Hungary, Ukraine and Switzerland also participated in the unofficial competition as representatives of guest countries.
In this extremely serious competition of 42 talented high school students, the silver medal was won by Blagojce Pavleski from Prilep, while the bronze medal went to Teo Kitanovski from Skopje. During the Balkan Olympiad, the RMI international tournament was organized in parallel that included 168 competitors from 16 countries, Blagojce Pavleski won a gold medal, and Teo Kitanovski won a bronze.
The students introduced President Pendarovski with their impressions from this year’s Olympiad, sharing the acquired experience resulting from communication with other competitors in Romania.
Congratulating the computer science students, President Pendarovski emphasized that their individual and team success is a source of pride for the entire country, but also an incentive for all young people to follow their dreams and strive for similar feats. In that context, he emphasized the importance of such international competitions, which are an excellent opportunity to promote the quality and exceptional commitment of the young people from the Republic of North Macedonia.
BOI 2022 was organized by the Association for Excellence and Performance in Informatics and the Ministry of Education of Romania. The participation of Macedonian computer science students in this year’s Olympiad was logistically supported by the Cabinet of President Pendarovski.