The new school year for 2,300 students of the High School Centre in Doboj started yesterday. The Centre was heavily damaged in the devastating floods in May this year, and rehabilitated through the EU Floods Recovery Programme. The total EU investment for the Centre comprises 2.3 million KM.
“On my and my colleagues’ and students’ behalf, I would like to thank the European Union representatives for the financial assistance, which definitely exceeded our expectations,” says Spasoje Vasiljević, President of the Board of Directors, emphasising that the rehabilitation of the Centre will allow for better quality of schooling.
The students were welcomed this morning into a school with completely refurbished cabinets, new furniture and teaching materials. The heating system has been restored, all interior water and electrical installations replaced and the walls refurbished. The Centre also got a new roof and a new facade. The only task remaining is finalising the flooring works of the ground floor, which is dependent on weather conditions and requires the prevailing moisture levels to decrease.
The High School Centre Doboj houses four schools – the school of hospitality administration, the school of economics, the school of electric engineering, and the school of technical sciences. The Centre represents the largest facility rehabilitated through the EU Floods Recovery Programme. Following the opening of the kindergarten “Majke Jugović”, the High School Centre is the second education institution in Doboj which has been able to resume work in the past week thanks to EU assistance.