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Management and other education staff

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10.Management and other education staff

Last update: 27 November 2023

Laws in the field of education and other regulations of entities, cantons and Brcko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the authority and responsibility for managing the education system, especially in terms of financing of education, relations between schools and educational authorities, relations of educational authorities and schools towards a community, partnership of all entities in education, school management and all other issues of importance to the administration of the school system. The person who is responsible for managing the institution within preschool, primary and secondary education are the preschool or school principal. Their work is supported by assistant principal, school councils and teacher councils. The highest authority in preschool or school management belongs to the managing board (in preschool institution) and school board (in schools). These bodies include representatives of the local authorities, teachers and parents and they are responsible for choosing the headmaster and supervising his or her work.

Education inspectors and educational advisors are responsible for monitoring educational quality in preschool and school education. Psychological, academic and career guidance and counselling is the job of preschool or school psychologists and pedagogues, whose professional status is similar to that of teachers.

According to The Framework Low on Higher Education in Bosnia and Herzegovina the main university bodies are the governing board, senate and rector. College bodies are: the governing board, senate and director.