Digital competence is one of the key competences, and refers to the reliable and purposeful use of digital technologies to inform, communicate and solve basic problems in all aspects of life. In these moments, when we are faced with the threat of COVID-19 (corona virus) infection and when the primary goal is to protect the youngest population from infection and, at the same time, enable them acquire new knowledge and competences, it is clear how important digital competence features.

In a pandemic situation, responsible behaviour that ensures safety, health and protection of our loved ones must be a priority for the whole of society, and digital technology can at this point make available that for us.

This sudden challenge is a great test for the whole community, especially for teaching and non-teaching staff, who use all their capacities to enable students to continue their learning and education through the use of digital technology.

Being aware the teaching and learning is a particular challenge for everyone in the educational chain, the Agency for Pre-Primary, Primary and Secondary Education sends special thanks to all educators, teachers,  professors, principals, and to their teaching and non-teaching staff who, using available online tools and social networks , works diligently to allow children to follow their classes without risking infection.

The effort put into overcoming all the obstacles that are posed in this process is immeasurable, but, given what we are striving to protect by this type of teaching, we believe that the effort will pay off in many ways.

We also encourage parents to become actively involved in securing conditions for their children so that the teaching process is actively monitored and that the efforts of teaching staff are taken seriously and received appropriately.

With the desire to adequately deliver the teaching units through these activities and to provide conditions in which they will not, in any way, suffer due to the circumstances and with the desire to raise the general level of digital literacy through this process, we once again thank our teaching and non-teaching staff, school principals, staff at pedagogical institutes, and ministries of education.