Assistant Minister for Higher Education Radmila Pejić attended an awarding ceremony for successful students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering organized on the occasion of celebrating 53 years of the institution’s existence.
Ms. Pejić congratulated all the professors and students of this higher education institution and highlighted that the Faculty of Electrical Engineering has played an important role in the development of higher education in this area until now. It started as an Electrical Engineering Department at the Technical Faculty in Banja Luka in 1962.
“This faculty has been recognized in the region for the study programs matched to the labour market needs, and for the quality experts that it educates in all three cycles,” Pejić stated.
“Since higher education has an important role in building society, we expect that the Faculty of Electrical Engineering will continue to educate experts who will continue to integrate their acquired knowledge into science, industry economy advancement, and open up new perspectives for the Republic of Srpska” Pejić said.
The diplomas were awarded to 45 graduated engineers and seven master graduates. The Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Branko Dokić, stated that the demand for this profession is much higher.
“We should consider with the Government of the Republic of Srpska, what could be done in the future in order to attract more qualitative high-school students to study at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering because, as it stands now, they have a guaranteed employment,” Dokić stated.
He emphaised that a way to increase the academic performance at the Faculty is to decrease the number of students per professor and to remove all the obsolete content. We need to focus on what is currently relevant.
Svjetlana Kovačević, who has been awarded a diploma of the electrical engineer, has a grade point average 9.29 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and is the best student in the generation.