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22.02.2011

Highly disturbing report regarding an information blockade at the Torez Orphanage

Reports are emerging of attempts to prevent residents of this Orphanage, the focus of scrutiny and criticism last week, from communicating with the outside world | detail

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21.02.2011

Torez Orphanage: Enquiry called yet journalist sacked?

There are contradictory reports about the Torez Orphanage for children and young adults with special needs, and the impact of recent media reports alleging shocking conditions in an institutions housing very vulnerable children. They need more than a shocking article or two | detail

Visits 7200
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10.02.2011

Authors of language education concept didn’t listen to scholars – or the public

Representatives of the Lviv National University are convinced that the new Concept, which envisages extension of the use of Russian, and no measures regarding Ukrainian, runs counter to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages | detail

Visits 790
20.01.2011

Students to be forced to pay back their education

It is planned from the new academic year to make students receiving State-funded education to compensate the State for the money spent on their education and to establish economically warranted payment for hostel accommodation | detail

Visits 732
12.01.2011

Parliament: first move to revoking public morality law

The Verkhovna Rada has adopted as a base a draft law introducing amendments strengthening liability for child pornography and restrictions on external advertising. With its entry into force, the Law on the Protection of Public Morality would be revoked | detail

Visits 2007
12.01.2011

Independent external assessment again under siege

The dismissal of Ihor Likarchuk from his post as Director of the Ukrainian Centre for Assessing Educational Quality has been widely criticized as a political move and likely to still further jeopardize independent assessment and therefore equal access to education | detail

Visits 1331
20.12.2010

Ukraine’s Universities ’face new Iron Curtain’

University World News has drawn its readers’ attention to the warnings issued by the President of Kyiv Mohyla Academy regarding draft legislation on higher education and pressure being placed on the university itself | detail

Visits 1151
13.12.2010

Ukrainian Catholic University speaks out in support of Kyiv Mohyla Academy

In an official statement, the Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University [UCU], Father Boris Gudzyak has called on the Ministry of Education to study the Kyiv Mohyla Academy’s educational system and extend its experience to the entire sphere of higher education | detail

Visits 1401
13.12.2010

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy needs public support

We appeal for public support for the position of the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in our stand against the self-isolation of Ukrainian universities, and against the further degradation of research and education in Ukraine (address for signing a petition) | detail

Visits 1481
13.12.2010

Kyiv Mohyla Academy voices concern over moves in higher education

The President of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has addressed an open letter regarding the policies of the Minister of Education Dmytro Tabachnyk which he believes jeopardizes higher education in Ukraine and is aimed at closing his independent university | detail

Visits 1688
08.12.2010

Child Pornography moving from Russia to Ukraine

Around 18% of the services providing child pornography are now on Ukrainian territory. Children’s rights defenders say that their number has increased since Russia began fighting cybercrime better | detail

Visits 2533
26.11.2010

Criminal liability needed for sexual exploitation of minors

La Strada Ukraine is calling on parliament to pass two important bills aimed at ensuring that those guilty of sexual exploitation of minors are held to account, not their victims | detail

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02.09.2010

MIA to consider a curfew for minors

The Ministry of Internal Affairs considers it expedient to introduce a curfew for minors at legislative level | detail

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31.08.2010

Ukrainian classes being cut in Donetsk region schools

According to Donetsk human rights campaigner, Maria Oliynyk, in the Donetsk region they have begun cutting classes where tuition is in Ukrainian and moving senior school students into a national minority school with Russian as the language of tuition | detail

Visits 956
27.08.2010

Ministry of Justice proposes increasing liability for sexual exploitation of children

The proposed amendments introduce liability for the sexual exploitation of children into the Criminal Code with fairly stiff sentences replacing the present inadequate system | detail

Visits 946
07.08.2010

Higher Education places in 2010: lack of information, new corrupt schemes

While representatives of the Government say that the application process this year avoided corruption , independent experts speak of numerous violations. | detail

Visits 1180
13.05.2010

Pressure on student activists through “preventive chats”

Students at Ukrainian institutes are complaining of pressure being brought to bear on them over their active civic position. They speak of “preventive chats” in the Dean’s Office, with threats to expel them | detail

Visits 1354
08.05.2010

Chernivtsi imposes curfew on children and teenagers on the streets

The police claim the curfew will protect children and fight crime, the City School Students’ Council calls it a flagrant violation of young people’s rights | detail

Visits 709
22.04.2010

Civic groups slam the introduction of new conditions for getting into university

OPORA and the Committee of Voters of Ukraine consider that the new conditions for getting in to a higher educational institute discriminate against those applying in 2010 and violate citizens’ rights to equal access to education | detail

Visits 1232
30.03.2010

“Cheap political points”: on the “language changes” to external assessment

The issue of whether the exams should be introduced in minority language can be argued about, but there can be no question of it being wise to do it now, effectively just two months before the entrance procedure gets underway | detail

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