Today, the President of the Republic of Srpska Željka Cvijanović visited the works on the gym in the Elementary School “Jovan Dučić” in Patkovača near Bijeljina.
The President of the Republic of Srpska expressed satisfaction with the dynamics of the works on the gym and the construction of additional classroom space in the Elementary School “Jovan Dučić”, for which construction the funds were donated by Serbia.
“I am pleased to see that everything is going according to the planned dynamics and that this school gets this great school gym”, said the President Cvijanović, recalling that the funds for the construction of the gym were allocated by the governments of the Republic of Srpska and Serbia, the local community and others.
The President of the Republic pointed out that Patkovača is a local community that is recording an increase in population, including children, so, as she says, it is a pleasure to come to a school and see that additional classrooms are being built there because there is a lack of space.
“Of course, we are all ready to help, and that is why the student space has been expanded”, said the President Cvijanović, adding that she was proud every time when such investment activities are brought to an end.
The President of the Republic of Srpska announced that, in agreement with the Mayor of Bijeljina, Mićo Mićić, a kindergarten in Patkovača will be constructed with the help from the budget of the President of the Republic.
“We know that a kindergarten is needed here, precisely because there are a larger number of families and children. This will make it easier for parents to get better organised, but it will also help our children go through the preschool period before they enter the regular teaching process within primary schools”, said the President Cvijanović.
With congratulations to the students at the beginning of the new school year, the President of the Republic pointed out that it will be challenging, both for educators and for children and parents.
“I am convined that this is just one of the misfortunes that we will successfully overcome and soon return to a normal life in schools with lots of contacts, joy and games, of course as an accompanying thing to the teaching process that takes place here”, said the President of the Republic of Srpska.
In addition to arranging the school and the announced construction of a kindergarten, the Office of the President of the Republic previously supported the construction of a church in this settlement.
As a sign of gratitude, the priests of the Church of the Resurrection of the Lord presented the icon to the President of the Republic today.