The agreement between the Israeli Ministry of Education and Merkos l’Inyonei Chinuch of Italy, the educational branch of the Chabad movement, has been made official on April 7.
On this date in fact, the Minister of Education Rabbi Shai Piron and the CEO, Mrs. Michal Cohen, met with a delegation of Merkos Italy headed by Rabbi Avraham Hazan to formally recognize the Bagrut project in Italy.
This will enable students in the diaspora to obtain the bagrut diploma at the Joe Nahmad high school, a division of Merkos Schools, in Milan.
Minister Shai Piron expressed his appreciation for this important project which “…brings Israel closer to the youth of the Diaspora,” encouraging them to continue their studies in Israeli Universities and consequently make aliya.
Rabbi Piron also encouraged Merkos to maintain a high level of the studies.
At the end of the meeting, Rabbi Piron invited the students who will graduate this summer for a lunch at the Israeli Ministry to personally congratulate them on this important achievement.
The 4 year bagruiot curricula stands out for its feasibility yet excellence of the studies which can be tailored by students, according on their own needs and interests, giving special emphasis to math and English, for which Israeli schools are known to excel in and that are pertinent to the academic future success.
The graduation ceremony will take place in Milan at the end of June. The Israeli authorities, together with the Italian ones, will celebrate with the first students to receive the Israeli diploma.
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