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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 1039
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 876
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 1126
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 1270
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 1175
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 1758
12.07.2011

State scholarships only for those in Tabachnyk’s good books?

The Ministry of Education has cut State funding for a number of Master’s programmes offered by the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Analysts are convinced that allocation of State scholarships has become a means of reprisal against dissident deans and incentive for those they see as “their people”. | detail

Visits 1363
11.07.2011

Kyiv Mohyla Academy’s funding cut

According to Yevhen Fedchenko, Director of the university’s School of Journalism, the Ministry of Education has suspended State funding for the Master’s programmes offered by the School of Journalism and others. | detail

Visits 1106
16.06.2011

Who will defend people’s rights in the Dnipropetrovsk region?

A study presented by the Dnipro Social Research Centre reports a deterioration in the human rights situation in the Dnipropetrovsk region | detail

Visits 966
30.05.2011

The word “sugar” won’t leave a sweet taste in your mind

A response to the allegations made by the Minister of Education Dmytro Tabachnyk following the protests against the draft law on higher education held throughout the country | detail

Visits 1139
27.05.2011

Students protest against new version of Higher Education Law

Students and lecturers have held demonstrations in 20 cities against the Ministry of Education’s revised Law on Higher Education. They consider that their demands have not been taken into account | detail

Visits 1596
26.05.2011

Tabachnyk: Cherchez the foreign foundations

According to the Minister of Education, Dmytro Tabachnyk, the protests about the adoption of the draft Law on Higher Education are being provoked by foreign foundations | detail

Visits 1119
29.04.2011

Are Kharkiv students being forced to join the Party of the Regions?

The Kharkiv-based Internet publication Glavnoye reports allegations made by a student from the Kharkiv National Teacher Training Institute that students from her institute are being forced to join the Party of the Regions | detail

Visits 1144
28.03.2011

Parents and students outraged over plan to close Ukrainian language schools in Makiyivka

The authorities are planning to close seven Ukrainian language schools and an orphanage in Makiyivka (Donetsk region) and refusing to talk with parents and children who are against the closure | detail

Visits 1098
22.03.2011

Children learning together

On World Down Syndrome Day 2011, TV5 reported on the end of a four-year experiment in inclusive education for children with Down syndrome in pre-school centres. Its results have convinced officials to prepare a national programme | detail

Visits 682
16.03.2011

Ministry of Justice: No change to rules on birth registration

The Ministry of Justice has issued a statement refuting suggestions that changes have been made to the procedure for registering a child. It had been reported that only children born in a maternity home would receive registration. | detail

Visits 753
16.03.2011

Who stands to gain from children officially not existing?

UHHRU lawyer Maxim Shcherbatyuk has no doubt that the only conceivable winner from the new regulations making it impossible to register children not born in a maternity home is the State budget with families unable to receive assistance due them | detail

Visits 1407
03.03.2011

On attempts to muffle criticism of the Torez Orphanage

More disturbing evidence that the Donetsk region authorities are trying to keep people from seeing children written about in the recent harrowing reports about the Torez Orphanage for Children and Young People with Special Needs | detail

Visits 1916
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01.03.2011

Grim warning over Tabachnyk’s educational reform

Advanced quality or setting the scene for a student unrest, optimisation of budget costs or the demise of the future elite? If the President really wants to ward off trouble he would be wise to reconsider this programme and the Ministers’ suitability for this position | detail

Visits 1264
28.02.2011

Clash during student protest

On 28 February around 300 students took part in a demonstration outside one of the parliamentary committees demanding the rejection of the new version of the Law on Higher Education | detail

Visits 827
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