The structure of the school year will remain on modules. The announcement of the Minister of Education about the reintroduction of theses

The Minister of Education, Ligia Deca, confirmed on Monday, in Alba Iulia, that for the next school year the organization of modules will be maintained, alternating with short vacation periods. The decision comes as a result of a positive evaluation of the perception of teachers, students and parents on this structure.

Ligia Deca PHOTO Inquam/ Octav Ganea

Asked about the possibility of reintroducing theses, Ligia Deca explained that this topic was not addressed in the ministerial discussions.

“We didn't have a discussion about reintroducing theses”the minister pointed out, adding that the mock national exams were scheduled earlier this year to allow the results to be used in the preparation process for the final exams.

The structural changes in the education system, introduced starting with the 2022-2023 school year, brought about the transition to module organization, replacing the traditional semester system. Theses are no longer mandatory, and students receive only one average per year for each subject.

This change was supported by the former Minister of Education, Sorin Cîmpeanu, and aims to adapt the school structure to the current needs and demands of students and society.

“No connection was observed between the structure of the school year and the results. Furthermore, an evaluation of the perception of teachers, students, and parents regarding the structure of the school year was carried out, a study that showed that there is a positive perception of the alternation of periods of academic effort with shorter periods of vacation. Therefore, the structure of the next school year remains on this structure of modules”said Ligia Deca

While reforms continue to redefine the educational landscape, the structure of the school year for 2024-2025 will remain consistent with this organizational model.

Courses run across five distinct modules, each followed by holiday periods, while theses are replaced by more flexible assessments.

Course period in the 2023-2024 school year

  1. From Monday, September 11, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023;

  2. From Monday, November 6, 2023 to Friday, December 22, 2023;

  3. From Monday, January 8, 2024, until Friday, February 9, 2024, respectively Friday, February 16, 2024 or Friday, February 23, 2024, at the decision of the county/municipality school inspectorates of Bucharest, following consultations with the primary beneficiaries of education, with parents/representatives their legal and with the teaching staff, made at the level of educational units;

  4. From Monday, February 19, 2024, respectively Monday, February 26, 2024, or Monday, March 4, 2024, at the decision of the county school inspectorates/of the municipality of Bucharest, as the case may be, until Friday, April 26, 2024;

  5. From Wednesday 8 May 2024 to Friday 21 June 2024.

Vacation period in the 2023-2024 school year

  1. From Saturday 28 October 2023 to Sunday 5 November 2023;

  2. From Saturday, December 23, 2023, to Sunday, January 7, 2024 for one week, at the decision of the county/municipality school inspectorates of Bucharest, between February 12 and March 3, 2024;

  3. From Saturday, April 27, 2024, to Tuesday, May 7, 2024 (In 2024, Orthodox Easter will be on May 5, and Catholic Easter on March 31);

  4. From Saturday 22 June 2024 to Sunday 8 September 2024.