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Aurubis Bulgaria supported the first awards for economics education in secondary schools

Bulgaria | Tuesday, February 20, 2024

  • The company presented one Grand and one Special Award in the category "Student of the Year" 2023

The first Annual Awards for Secondary School Economics Education were presented at a ceremony on the 15th of February at the Insurance and Finance  University in Sofia.

Students from 11th and 12th grades and more than 80 teachers and principals from secondary schools studying economics in the country participated in the competition.

The winners in the three categories - "Student of the Year", "Teacher of the Year" and "Principal of the Year" - were selected by a committee of professors, teachers and experts from the Insurance and Finance  University (IFU), the Syndicate of Bulgarian Teachers (SBU) and the National Association of Economics Teachers (NAPI).

The Minister of Education and Science Prof. Dr. Galin Tsokov, Prof. Dr. Boris Velchev, Rector of  IFU, Yanka Takeva, Chairperson of the SBU and Dr. Ilinka Patrova, Chairperson of the NAPI were among the official guests of the event.

Polina Markovska from "Aurubis Bulgaria" awarded one grand and one special prize in the category "Student of the Year" for 2023 - to the twelfth graders Milen Zlatev from "Ivan Iliev" School of Economics in Blagoevgrad and Boyan Yanev from "Kliment Timiryazev" Agricultural Professional School in Sandanski.

"A good education in economic sciences is of key importance for the development of the country and we at Aurubis Bulgaria are proud to support these young talents in their journey towards knowledge," said Polina Markovska during the ceremony. "You are a proof that with hard work and striving for high standards, nothing is impossible," she added.

The organisers of the national competition were the Finance and Insurance University (IFU), the Syndicate of Bulgarian Teachers (SBU) and the National Association of Teachers of Economics (NAPI), and the competition was supported by Aurubis Bulgaria, A1, Asarel-Medet AD, Dundee Precious Metals and UBB.

Ivailo Georgiev
Ivailo Georgiev

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