Prague - President Vaclav Klaus signed an amendment to the Education Act which establishes a six-year term of office of directors of schools. The amendment also limits the number of applications to secondary schools from the current three to two and allows some graduates of secondary vocational schools with maturita examination certificate to receive separate apprenticeship certificate. Secondary vocational schools will be able to expand training for up to 40 hours per week to match the normal working hours. Companies will be able to easily establish their own nursery.
Foreign schools in the Czech Republic to teach according to foreign educational program will need to have permission from the Ministry of Education to provide compulsory education. Pupils of these schools will have to pass examinations in selected subjects enrolled in schools in the Czech register of schools.