On the occasion of the start of the new school year, the Prefect’s Institution – Mureș County organized a press conference on Thursday, September 1, which was attended by the prefect of Mureș County – Mara Togănel, the deputy head of the Mureș County Police Inspectorate – chief commissioner Cătălin Rădulescu, the first deputy inspector head of the Inspectorate for Emergency Situations “Horea” of Mureș county – colonel Cristian Buhăianu, deputy general school inspector – Niță Fănică and the executive director of the Directorate of Public Health – Dr. Iuliu Moldovan.
The school year 2022-2023 is waiting for a number of 87,111 students in the banks of school units in Mureș County. Of these, 718 are pre-schoolers, 16,515 are preschoolers, 27,240 are enrolled in primary education, 21,931 in secondary school and 15,270 are high school students. To them are added 2,690 young people from vocational education and 2,747 from post-secondary education. Their transport will be provided by 116 school minibuses.
“The new school year will start in good conditions within Mureș County, in other words, all 613 school units in Mureș County will open their doors for Mureș students on Monday, September 5. All educational units in Mureș County have heating for the cold season and all schools have school minibus transportation. So we will not encounter difficulties in this chapter. In terms of authorizations, we have made progress compared to last year, so we have nine school units without DSP Mureș authorization, compared to 17 units in 2021. At the same time, 124 buildings of educational units are authorized by ISU, 17 are not they currently have fire brigade authorization, and 507 units are not subject to authorization. I must also specify the fact that 23 educational units will start classes being relocated to other buildings, considering some ongoing works or rehabilitation projects. The Police, the Gendarmerie, the Local Police and the ISU will provide the daily forces to maintain a climate of public order, safety and emergency situations. As in previous years, the zero priority of our actions was the safe start of the new school year, whether we are talking about health safety or the physical safety of children and young people”, said the Prefect of Mureș County, Mara Togănel.
School year in a new format
Niță Fănică, the deputy general school inspector, pointed out the fact that the Mureș County School Inspectorate got involved in such a way that all the educational units in Mures have secured management staff, teaching staff and auxiliary staff, both following the competitions that took place , as well as appointment by secondment.
“The structure has changed, there will be five intervals allocated to courses, alternatively with five intervals intended for school holidays, in total the school year has 36 weeks, with some exceptions, in the sense that the 8th grade ends a week earlier, the 1st grade 12th two weeks earlier, plus an additional week to complete the specialized practice intended for technological high schools,” added the Deputy Inspector General of Schools.