Students and teachers at a technical secondary school in Bulgaria’s second largest city of Plovdiv are discussing whether or not to rename their school after the late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.
The school specializes in providing technical education in the field of electronics, and it was previously named after Vladimir Lenin, the Soviet leader. Many students are in favor of changing the name to honor someone who is less oppressive and is aligned with the school’s focus on technology, innovation, and electronics.
School officials are also considering renaming the school after a Bulgaria scientist. Another name under consideration is Peter Petroff, The Bulgarian-American NASA engineer who who invented the digital watch.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Lenin’s image and name was removed from many buildings in the Eastern European nations such as Bulgaria that were once part of the Soviet Bloc.