Law on Education (1995, amended 1999)

Law on education

no. 84 of 24 July 1995 


(Excerpts)

 

(The text of the document is published in the Official Journal, Part I, no. 606 of 10 December 1999)

 

    Article 9 (1) - Framework Plans for primary, secondary and vocational education include religion as school subject. The pupil shall choose to study religion and confession, only with his parents’ or legal guardian’s consent.
    (2) The pupil may not attend religious classes at the written request of his parents or legal guardian. In such case, the school year ends without this discipline. A similar approach shall be taken where the pupil was not provided with the conditions for attending classes for this discipline.
    (3) Officially recognized denominations may request from the Ministry of National Education the organization of a specific theological training for the denomination’s personnel and social-missionary work only for the graduates of secondary education, in a numerical proportion of each denomination within the religious pattern of the country, according to official updated census. The creation and functioning of this type of education shall be done according to the law.
    (4) Recognized denominations have the right, according to the law, to establish and operate their own units and private educational institutions.
    (5) The theological secondary school’s curriculum shall be developed by the respective denomination, endorsed by the State Secretariat for Denominations and approved by the Ministry of National Education. The private secondary school’s curriculum, elaborated by denominations, other than theological, shall be developed and approved according to law. The curriculum for higher education curriculum shall be developed and approved according to law.