Agricultural school with a rich tradition and quality working conditions, but a lack of students

The agricultural school in Leskovac began its work on the centenary of the First Serbian Uprising, in 1904. For many years, it operated as a “Practical School” within the Agricultural Station in Leskovac, and since 1990 it has been independent as the Agricultural School Center of that city.

Photo: Tomislav Stevanović

Despite free textbooks and professional excursions, high school graduates do not want to go to the Agricultural School

A large number came out of this school future top experts in the field of agriculture, notable engineers and professors of agronomy. Most students of the Leskovac Agricultural School continued their education by studying mostly at the universities in Belgrade, Novi Sad, Pristina, Skopje and Sarajevo…

“Our school has an economy with an eye 120 hectares of experimental land of which about 100 hectares are arable. We have modern stables, cabinets and other options for modern teaching“, Tells us Professor Boban Mitrović, coordinator of technical affairs in this school and assistant director of the school, Professor Dalibor Jovanović.

In his last address to the local media, Professor Jovanović pointed out numerous benefits which the school offers to future students such as free textbooks, professional excursions, quality professional practice with which they can start their own after finishing school own business and similar…

Only two students out of the planned 30 applied for the Agricultural Technician course

However, the slogan of their grandfathers and fathers is no longer valid among young people from Leskovac: “There is no bread without a hoe.” Younger staff with IT predispositions think more about occupations attractive name.

Thus, in the first enrollment period, more eighth-graders were registered than was planned in the Secondary Medical School, the School of Economics, the Technical School, as well as the Secondary School for Traders and Chefs in Leskovac…

Agricultural school in LeskovacPhoto: Tomislav Stevanović

In the direction of Agricultural Technician at the Leskovac Agricultural School than planned 30 enrolled students in the first enrollment period only applied two.

In the School Administration for Jablanica and Pčinja Administrative Districts, we could not get an answer to the question: why do students bypass the field and vegetable direction of the Agricultural School if Leskovac has been known for a vegetable area for years with several brands, especially domestic “Leskovac ajvar”.

Author: Tomislav Stevanović

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