AGENCY FOR PRE-PRIMARY, PRIMARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION

About Agency

About us

The Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education is an independent administrative organization in the area of pre-primary, primary and secondary education, established at the level of the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Agency is responsible for setting up learning standards, evaluating learning achievements, developing common core curricula in pre-primary, primary and secondary education and further competent works concerning learning standards and evaluation of education quality as defined by special laws and other regulations.

Vision

Good quality of the pre-primary, primary and secondary education and lifelong learning and competitive education of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the international level.

Mision

To promote the quality of pre-primary, primary and secondary education and competitiveness of Bosnia and Herzegovina education systems at the  international level through developing common core curricula, establishing learning standards, monitoring and evaluating learning achievements, developing adult education and lifelong learning, and participating in the development of the qualification framework.

Values

The Agency cherishes and promotes the following values: credibility, professionalism, cooperation, partnership, openness, transparency, and lifelong learning.

In accordance with the Law on the Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education (Official Gazette of Bosnia and Herzegovina No. 88/07) and the Decision of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the start of work and establishing the seat of the Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education (‘Official Gazette BiH’, No.8/08), the Agency has its seat in Mostar and two regional units respectively located in Sarajevo and Banja Luka.

Mostar

The Agency Seat

Address: Kneza Domagoja b.b. 88 000 Mostar

Phone: +387 36 329 908

Fax: +387 36 329 908

E-mail: info@aposo.gov.ba

The scope of work of the Agency seat includes the tasks related to: management, programming, planning, monitoring and coordinating the tasks within the Agency competence; developing and monitoring the common core curricula for pre-primary, primary and secondary general education; cooperating with local education and other authorities, professional institutions in the field of education and other relevant partners; establishing international cooperation within Agency scope of work; participating in the work of international associations on assuring the quality of education and establishing cooperation with related institutions in other countries; performing normative, legal, personnel, economic and financial-accounting tasks; providing information and documentation support and presentation of Agency documents, materials and results; ensuring the public image of the Agency; and performing administrative, technical and logistic works.

Sarajevo

Regional Unit

Address: Dubrovačka 6, B IV, 71 000 Sarajevo

Phone: +387 33 942 850

Fax: +387 33 942 856

E-mail: info@aposo.gov.ba

The scope of work of Sarajevo regional unit includes the tasks related to: management, programming, planning, monitoring and coordinating the works of the regional unit and implementing the activities in accordance with the Agency plans and programs; defining, establishing, upgrading and monitoring learning standards-student achievements and evaluating the results in pre-primary, primary and secondary education; cooperating with the local educational and other authorities, professional institutions in the field of education and other relevant partners within regional unit scope of work; planning and implementing international comparative studies, developmental and research programs and projects; designing and maintaining relevant databases; performing psychometric measurements, statistical analysis and providing IT support for the Agency; developing graphic and web design and publishing activities; and performing translation, administrative, technical, and logistics works.

Banja Luka

Regional Unit

 

Address: Stepe Stepanovića 99, 78 000 Banja Luka

Phone: +387 51 430 710

Fax: +387 51 430 711

E-mail: info@aposo.gov.ba

The scope of work of Banja Luka regional unit includes the tasks related to: management, programming, planning, monitoring and coordinating the works of the regional unit and implementing the activities in accordance with the Agency plans and programs; developing and monitoring the common core curricula and modular curricula in secondary vocational education; implementing the qualification framework; developing adult education and lifelong learning; developing and implementing the information system in secondary vocational education, administering and maintaining databases; cooperating with local educational and other authorities, professional institutions in the field of education and other relevant partners within regional unit scope of work; planning and implementing international comparative studies, developmental and research programs and projects relevant for the regional unit work; and performing translation, administrative, technical and logistic works.

Organization chart

 

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