Yesterday, on March 7, at the 130th anniversary of the opening of the first Albanian school, Prime Minister Edi Rama and PD leader Lulzim Basha chose different ways to speak about education in the country.
Speaking from Korça, Prime Minister Rama congratulated Minister of Education and Sports Lindita Nikolla:
A special congratulation for March 7 is for a teacher, according to me an extraordinary example for everyone, Lindita Nikolla. As a minister, she proved what a good teacher can do for education that a dozen of men with high scientific degrees couldn’t do for the last 20 and something years.
Meanwhile, opposition leader Basha, during a meeting with teachers in the protest tent in front of the Prime Ministry, said that pedagogues, teachers, and students have been abandoned and mistreated during the last four years of the Rama government.
We are a nation where families spend more on education than in any other nation. Albanians spare bread from his mouth in order to invest in the education of their children.
In contrast with this historical model that honors us as a nation, the Rama government built the antimodel with the worst vices in our national history. In stead of the model of the pedagogue, teacher, student, pupil, and science, he brought the model of fake diplomas, the model of the unschooled, nepotism, the corrupted, and greatest disaster, the model of the criminal with power. Never before in our history did the figure of the teacher, the figure of the pedagogue, fall this deep.
Never before have pupils been so abandoned, forgotten, neglected and left to fate by a government that has raised the model of crime and criminals with power onto a pedestal.