Official closing and medal awarding at the 2012 Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics

Skopje, 14th August 2012

In the Museum of the Macedonian Struggle for Statehood and Independence today was held the official closing and medal awarding at the 2012 Junior Balkan Olympiad in Informatics, whose host was the Republic of Macedonia. The Olympiad took place in the period from 9th to 14th August in Ohrid, in organization of the Macedonian IT Association and supported by the Ministry of Information Society and Administration and the Electronic Communication Agency, as well  as by the Macedonian IT Association (MASIT).


This year’s Olympiad gathered competitors from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and from the host country Macedonia. The participants competed in solving algorithmic problems in two competition days.


“The competitive spirit, achieved results and progress of the young people in the Balkan region in the field of information sciences is an indisputable proof that this part of the world is not at all behind the world trends in technology and education development in the information and communication field” – said in her address the Deputy Minister of information society and administration, Marta Arsovska Tomovska.


This kind of competitions is an extraordinary possibility for the participants to get deeper into the sphere of computer programming, and thus create the basis for their further professional work.


“The Republic of Macedonia has invested big efforts and energy over the last years to provide conditions for development of a modern information society. In close cooperation with the IT industry and the educational sector, the Government of the Republic of Macedonia has realized a great number of projects which enabled modernization of the entire social living” – said Arsovska Tomovska.


She pointed out that a project had recently started for children and youth protection from the Internet abuse, as a result of the commitment for security of the young generations from the digital era risks.