On the occasion of the Month of Francophonie which is nearing its end, President Stevo Pendarovski, accompanied by the French Ambassador Cyrille Baumgartner, visited today the bilingual Francophone classes at the Orce Nikolov High School in Skopje.
The President was introduced to the curriculum of bilingual Francophone classes, the international cooperation they establish with French high schools and the joint pedagogical projects, the opportunities for school exchanges and the educational perspectives of students in the future.
During the talks with the professors and fourth-year students, President Pendarovski pointed out that learning in the bilingual Francophone class is a great opportunity not only to communicate and improve the French language, but also to exchange experiences, visit France and get acquainted with the rich French tradition and culture, as well as to continue higher education at eminent French universities.
“With the bilingual teaching, the Orce Nikolov High School is among the institutions that have an active role in promoting the French language and Francophone culture. By nurturing the Francophone tradition, we deepen the friendship with France and strengthen the sense of solidarity with the French people”, President Pendarovski said, adding that he was especially proud that our students continue their education and complete their education at renowned French universities.
The Orce Nikolov High School is the first high school with bilingual francophone teaching in North Macedonia, which was introduced in the academic year 2000/2001 and has the quality brand for bilingual teaching. “Label Franc Education”, awarded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Currently, 106 students from this high school attend bilingual francophone classes in chemistry, mathematics, history and geography.