Secondary education

New knowledge for the new age

Education is the priority and basis for the development of Serbia Quality education available to everyone is an objective pursued by the Serbian Government, and it wishes to face the challenges related to education of youth for professions that will exist in the future. Young people are encouraged to think critically and analytically, the education process is modernised, and Serbia creates a society based on knowledge in which people, their ideas and innovations are the drivers of progress.

Education is the priority and basis for the development of Serbia. Quality education available to everyone is an objective pursued by the Serbian Government, and it wishes to face the challenges related to education of youth for professions that will exist in the future. Young people are encouraged to think critically and analytically, the education process is modernised, and Serbia creates a society based on knowledge in which people, their ideas and innovations are the drivers of progress.

 

Who is it intended for?

It is intended for those who have completed the primary education cycle.

 

After secondary school, the students should:

 

  • acquire necessary knowledge for further education and be prepared for life in the modern society,
  • be able to find a job,
  • be able to make decision on their profession and/or further education,
  • have an awareness on the importance of health and safety, including occupational health and safety,
  • be ready to solve problems, communicate and work in a team,
  • be tolerant and respectful of differences,
  • be motivated to continue to learn and freely present their views.

 

Law on Secondary Education

Law on Adult Education

What types of secondary schools exist?

 

According to their type, secondary schools may be:

 

  • grammar schools,
  • vocational schools,
  • art schools,
  • mixed schools (grammar schools and vocational or art schools),
  • schools for adult education,
  • schools for students with disabilities.

 

Private and public high schools

Public high schools are free and a student can attend them after passing the final exam, and for the enrollment in specialized schools, it is necessary to take the entrance examination.

 

Private school tuition is paid independently.

 

There are 43 verified private secondary schools in Serbia.

 

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Inclusion of all children and youth in the education is based on the principles of respecting equality and accessibility of education, social justice and principle of equal opportunities without discrimination. The educational process is continuously enhanced by adjustment to different needs of children and students and respect for the rights of child, student or adult. 

 

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development sets creation of safe environment for growth and development of each student as one of its priorities.

 

SOS line for reporting violence in schools has been opened since 2011. Working time of the line is from 7:30 to 15: 30 on business days in the period of teaching year (active in days when children go to school), and its number is 0800 200 201.

 

Continuous enhancement of educational quality through development of inclusive culture, policy and practice at all educational levels is the objective of the Group for Education of Minorities, Social Inclusion and Protection from Violence and Discrimination.