Where can you study in Blagoevgrad?

27 10 2011

For facing with guarantees the labor world is essential get a good educational level. One of the biggest problems in the European Union is that most of young people have problems to find a job. The problem is even bigger if the job seeker hasn’t has labor experience and hasn´t studied until finished the secondary school at least.

I have collected in the list bellow Blagoevgrad’s secondary schools which have web page. If you are student, you live in Blagoevgrad and you are still contemplating the different options for studying in Blagoevgrad perhaps you might find the best solution for your future here.

 “Academic Lyudmil Stoyanov” Language High school

http://www.egblg.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Akad. Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov” High school of Mathematics

http://www.polet.cbbbg.com

 

 

 

 

 
 “Polet” High school

http://www.polet.cbbbg.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 “Ivan Iliev” High school

http://pgi-blg.my.contact.bg

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Sveti Kliment Ohridski” Secondary Foreign Language School

http://www.fllschool.org

Profesionalna Gimnazia Po Textil and Obleklo High school

http://www.pgto-blg.hit.bg

“Sv.Sv.Kiril and Metodiy” High school

http://nhg-blg.com

“Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov” High school

http://www.pgee-blg.com

This is David Cartagena, a computer science student in Blagoevgrad.

You can check the whole educational offer of Blagoevgrad in this webpage.





A good educational offer

21 10 2011

Blagoevgrad students have the chance to choose where they are going to study from a large number of colleges. Actually the city has good educational offerings. However, quantity and quality are not the same.

In Blagoevgrad primary´s schools, pupils learn Writing, Reading, Music, Drawing, Sport, and English. The methods are basically the same as in all primary schools around the world. For example, in English lessons the goal is teach the children the alphabet “repeating the sounds and remembering a card with some picture of it and associated item, listening to easily remembered songs with a few common words and so on,” as declared Boryana Petrova who received her full education in Blagoevgrad.
In the next higher the courses are more specialized. Some of them are Bulgarian, English, Literature, Math and Natural sciences. The students have 7 hours per day, and their lessons consist only of English lessons, Math, Literature, Sport, Music and Art.

The students are distributed in small groups. So each pupil may receive as much attention as possible from the teacher. Veselina Apostolov, an English professor at Blagoevgrad´s high school said that her biggest class has 28 students, and the smallest 23.”

High schools are specialized in different education ranches. A student can choose between: Foreign Language High School, a Math high school, an Economics High School, a Professional High School for Architecture.

There are also some quality differences among the Blagoevgrad education institutions. “In my opinion the level of the education –at my high school- is relatively high compared to other schools,” said Venelina Miteva who studied Mathematical and Science School “Acad. Sergei Koroliov”.  The high school entrance exams used to define the best schools of the city holds Boryana Petrova who studied in Foreign Language High School “Academic Lyudmil Stoyanov”.  . “Students are obliged to take two exams, in Literature and MathShe holds also that Bulgarian educational level is approximately the same level than the others students around Europe. “Bulgarian students are having the same grades as the European students.”

When the time to go to university arrives, the Blagoevgrad students will be well prepared.  “Teachers were very strict and we had papers and quizes all the time, as we do now in University” declared Venelina Miteva.

When the students finished de high school, in addition to be well prepared, they have the chance to go to university without leaving Blagoevgrad. There are two universities in the city: American University in Bulgaria and South West University.

Although the educational level is pretty good, the interviewees propose some improvements.  All of them think that it is really important to improve about new technologies and multimedia resources. Venelina Miteva thinks that for motivate the students; they could be granted prizes for good achievements.

Listen below the interview with Veselina Apostolov, an English professor at Blagoevgrad´s high school:





Citizens are the most important element in the fight against corruption

14 10 2011

At the beginning of my work I made an interview with Viktor Ivaylov Angelw, a political science student who is living in Blagoevgrad. He said something that it really shocked me. “Corruption problems have to be solved by Bulgarian people by themselves.” He holds that citizens are the most important element in the fight against corruption. I collected in the video below some pictures of Blagoevgrad people. They are called to be the real heroes, whom we must recognize the ability to change their own country.





“Corruption problems have to be solved by Bulgarian people by themselves”

16 09 2011

Interview with a political science student from the American Univesity in Bulgaria (Blagoevgrad)

Victor is 19 years old and he has just started to study political science. He is optimistic about the entry of Bulgaria in the EU. He maintains that the European grants are properly invested. “Adopt the Euro will be good because it would improve the situation of Bulgaria. It will allow easier trades and travel to other European countries without change money.” he declared. However he is aware that the Euro would raise the prices, but he think it will not a problem if the salaries  also rise.

Victor says that:  “The crisis haven’t really hit Bulgaria, as much that is has hit wealthier countries in the West. Because there are so many investments here”

He says that the Bulgarian government is corrupt as the rest of governments around the world. But he trust in the ability of Bulgarian people to change their own country. “Corruption problems have to be solved by Bulgarian people by themselves, by good people who would stop the corruption” he said.

Finally he thinks thatBulgarianeeds at least 4 or 5 years to assume European government functions: “Bulgariais not trusted as a country without corruption and it would not be a benefit for Bulgaria and the EU”.

Listen the whole interview with Viktor: