Politicians are urging students to stay open to new things as the new school year begins in the Czech Republic. Prime Minister Petr Fiala and President Petr Pavel made speeches at school openings, emphasizing the importance of learning and staying curious.
During his speech at the Střední zahradnické škole in Rajhradě, Fiala stressed the importance of being open-minded and curious, saying, “One of the most important things that school can teach you, in addition to practical skills and theoretical knowledge, is the desire to be open to new things.”
Meanwhile, President Pavel visited Bukovane and Sadov, where he spoke to first-graders about the importance of reading. He also encouraged the children to stay curious and open to new experiences. “Each of you will enjoy something different; the worst situation would be if nothing interests you,” he said.
The politicians’ speeches come as the Czech Republic faces a shortage of skilled workers in many fields. By encouraging children to stay open to new experiences and ideas, they hope to inspire a new generation of innovators and problem-solvers.
In addition to their speeches, Fiala and Pavel also participated in traditional back-to-school events, including ringing the bell to start the school year. Minister of Education Mikuláš Bek joined Fiala at the Střední zahradnické škole in Rajhradě.
The start of the school year also changes the Czech education system. Bek announced the electronicization of entrance exams for high schools and changes to the structure of high school subjects.
As the new school year gets underway, it’s clear that Czech politicians are committed to encouraging a new generation of students to stay open to new ideas and experiences. By doing so, they hope to create a brighter future for the country and its people.