Posts tagged as skills

The skills of Estonian students rank 1st in Europe

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The skills of Estonian students rank 1st in Europe according to the OECD’s international survey PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment). Estonian students rank first in all three domains of assessment. The share of top performers has increased while the share of students performing below the baseline level has decreased. The results indicate that the level of education provided by basic school is not dependent on the socio-economic background of…

Baltic education ministers: Challenges in education field are similar

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The three Baltic states share challenges in education — schools with a small number of students and the need to increase teachers’ salaries — but the capacity to address those challenges is different, it was admitted at the 25th meeting of the education ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania that began in Vihula on Thursday and is to continue on Friday. “The salaries of teachers have constantly risen from 850…

Employers in Latvia will not be allowed to demand foreign language skills from employees for no reason

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Employers in Latvia will not have the right to request foreign language skills from employees if their duties do not include the use of foreign languages. This is provided by amendments to the Labour Law approved by the Saeima in the third and final reading on Thursday, 1 November. If employees’ duties do not include the use of foreign languages, employers will not have the right to deny them the…