Enrollment of children in 1st grade

The enrollment of pupils in the first grade is done pursuant to article 13 of Chapter IV “Primary Education” of the Normative Provisions on the pre-university educational system, 2013.

Procedures for the enrollment of pupils in the first grade
1. The enrollment of students in the first grade of primary education for the new academic year is done during the last two weeks of June.
a. During the first six days, only the pupils who live in the school area are eligible to enroll in the first grade of a public school. When the distance of the child’s residence from two public schools is debatable, the parent chooses one of the two schools.
b. Students belonging to other school areas are entitled to enroll in the next four days. The special registrations are admissible until the first days before the start of the school year in September.
2. Pursuant to the implementation of the joint Order no. 2, dated 05.01.2015 “On the approval of the regulation for the implementation of the cooperation Agreement, dated 02.08.2013 “On the identification and school enrollment of all children of compulsory school age”, every educational institution must apply the list of children’s names sent by the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
3. The documents needed to enroll the child in the first grade are:
a. The birth certificate of the child.
b. Confirmation of vaccination from the health center.
c. Ophthalmologist’s report.
d. Child’s address.
e. Confirmation of kindergarten attendance by groups, signed by the director of the kindergarten (if any).
4. In special cases, when a parent wants to enroll a child in the first grade, but:
a. does not have a birth certificate, the school principal allows the child to attend school according to the age claimed by the parent and, according to the circumstances, gives the parent a deadline for the submission of the certificate;
b. does not have the confirmation of vaccination, the school principal asks the parent to address the matter to the relevant health center and, enrolls the child after receiving the confirmation.

We bring to your attention:
Free transportation for students attending kindergarten or primary education who live at a distance of over 2 km away from the school (Item 1.b, Decision “On the use of public funds to transport the educational staff and students who work and study outside the residence”).
Free textbooks for children: victims of trafficking, in detention/sentenced, admitted to the Oncology Service, children of police officers fallen on duty, Roma and Egyptian Children and beneficiaries in public residential social care institutions. (Item 6.9 of the Decision no. 707, dated 26. 08.2015 “On the publication, printing, distribution and sale of textbooks for pre-university education system,” as amended”)

 

Situation assessment on access to services for returned migrants

Observatory for Children’s Rights (Observatory), with the support of Austrian Development Agency (ADA), has implemented during the period March – May 2017, in Dibra, Fier and Tirana region the initiative “Mapping of Albanian returnees (special focus on children and families)”.

By believing that returnees are a vulnerable group and should be prioritized to facilitate their re-integration process in the country, was undertaken this initiative to identify their needs for services as well as the extent to which they are fulfilled by every institution.

To better understand the needs and challenges faced during their fulfillment, an assessment of access to each of the baseline services has been conducted for each region, with some recommendations for each of the local institutions, available at:

Assessment of the situation, Dibra region:

http://observator.org.al/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Assessment_of_returned_migrants_challenges_to_integration_in_the_country-Dibra_region.pdf

Assessment of the situation, Fier region:

http://observator.org.al/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Assessment_of_returned_migrants_challenges_to_integration_in_the_country-Fier_region.pdf

Assessment of the situation, Tirana region:

http://observator.org.al/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Assessment_of_returned_migrants_challenges_to_integration_in_the_country-Tirana_region.pdf

Also, findings from the entire process have been used to prepare a final document targeting policy-making central institutions, coming up with some recommendations for each of the inline ministries, available at:

http://observator.org.al/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Assessment_on_access_to_services_for_returning_migrants.pdf