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02.10.2012

What is being done to prevent crimes against children?

Over 80 thousand Ukrainian families are on police lists over ill-treatment of children. The victims of such treatment can bear terrible psychological scars, psychologists warn, while human rights activists point to a lack of systematic policy in this sphere. | detail

Visits 818
22.08.2012

New fears that a Ukrainian-speaking class could be closed in Donetsk

In Donetsk members of an initiative group of parents whose children are studying in the only 10th grade class with Ukrainian language tuition at the Harmony classical school (gymnaziya) are concerned that the class may be closed | detail

Visits 1130
12.07.2012

Threefold increase in complaints about external examination results

This year the Ukrainian Educational Quality Assessment Centre has received 9,783 complaints from school leavers unhappy with the results of the Independent External Assessment (ZNO] | detail

Visits 1213
20.06.2012

So why are Kyiv-Mohyla journalist students again refused State funding?

As was the case for the last academic year, the Masters Journalism course at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” [NaUKMA] has not been allocated any State-funded places for 2012/2013. | detail

Visits 963
13.06.2012

Higher Education Law again on hold

The government has once again postponed agreeing the draft law on higher education and tabling it in parliament. Some civic activists complain that the bill is being drawn up without transparency. | detail

Visits 969
29.03.2012

Parents win fight against closure of Donetsk Ukrainian language school

The Donetsk Administrative Court of Appeal has upheld the 30 January ruling revoking the decision of the City Council to close Ukrainian language School No. 111. | detail

Visits 792
23.02.2012

Internet Providers sign Code on Protecting Children from Internet Ill-Treatment

A Memorandum was signed on Monday of Cooperation in introducing a Code on Protection of Children from Ill-treatment on the Internet. The first signatories were the companies MTC-Ukraine; Kyivstar and Ukrtelecom. | detail

Visits 889
03.02.2012

Donetsk court prohibits closure of Ukrainian school

The Voroshylovsky Court in Donetsk has accepted as unlawful and revoked the decision of the City Council to close the Ukrainian language School No. 111. The City Council is refusing to comment but says it is planning to appeal the ruling. | detail

Visits 1073
26.01.2012

Coalition for the Rights of the Child in Ukraine formed

Its aim is to promote the observance of children’s rights, monitor infringements of their rights and promote implementation of Recommendations given by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child | detail

Visits 816
24.01.2012

All well with children’s rights in Luhansk?

In response to the President’s recent upbeat assurances about human rights in general, and the rights of the child in particular, Yulia Krasilnykova reports on the experience of an organization working directly to protect human rights. | detail

Visits 774
11.01.2012

New student protests against Tabachnyk’s draft law

The government’s draft bill on higher education has aroused a new wave of protest from students whose criticisms include popuist moves up till the elections, followed by measures which will cut out student grants for many, as wells moves fostering corruption | detail

Visits 892
30.12.2011

Curfews for minors will only foster bribe-taking

An ever increasing number of Ukrainian regions are considering whether to impose restrictions on the movement of teenagers in the late evening and night hours. Human rights activists are critical of such methods for “fighting” juvenile crime | detail

Visits 765
21.09.2011

New History Textbook contains Biography of Yanukovych

The new history textbook for the 11th grade is 100-pages shorter than its predecessor, but it contains a biography of Viktor Yanukovych. The Education Minister Dmytro Tabachnyk had demanded that the textbook be rewritten. | detail

Visits 811
02.09.2011

Police pressure on parents fighting against closure of Ukrainian language schools

On 31 August in the evening, the parents who are standing firm received visits by officers of the district police and Service for Juvenile Affairs handing out explanations on how to teach and bring up school children | detail

Visits 856
01.09.2011

1 September: Ukrainian language schools in Donetsk region to defend their right to exist

The authorities have not come up with any comprehensible explanation for the closure of 4 Ukrainian schools in the Donetsk region so parents initiative group on 1 September will be appealing against the decisions in court | detail

Visits 927
29.08.2011

New History Textbooks: "Great Patriotic War returned", OUN cut

In the new history textbook, the term “Great Patriotic War” for the Soviet War against Nazi Germany has been returned. The term Orange Revolution has disappeared, and information about the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and Ukrainian Resistance Army (UPA) has been reduced | detail

Visits 752
29.08.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy files suit against Education Ministry

The National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy believes the distribution of State-funded places for the 2011/2012 academic year to be unfair, lacking in transparency, discriminatory and harmful for the interests of the country. | detail

Visits 998
03.08.2011

Call for more transparency from Education Ministry

The Committee of Voters of Ukraine urges the Ministry to stop making adjustments to the number of State-funded university places and warn of the opportunities an unclear system gives for corruption | detail

Visits 1131
20.07.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy: some funding reinstated, but not for journalism

After radical cuts to State funding at a university which the present Minister of Education has been in conflict with and suggestions that this was punishment, the Ministry has reinstated some State-funded places for day studies | detail

Visits 1011
18.07.2011

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy courses cut in revenge for stand against corruption?

President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Serhiy Kvit talks about the extraordinary decision by the Ministry of Education to cut State-funded places for two unique courses, the likely motives, the increasingly important role played by students and more | detail

Visits 1588
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