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Human Rights in Ukraine. Website of the Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
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 1776
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 1596
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 2044
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 2249
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

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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 4319
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

Visits 1426
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

Visits 1247
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 1310
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 1325
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 1587
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 1697
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 1036
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 1778
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

Visits 1522
26.03.2010

Changes to the rules for entering institutes

Despite calls from many civic institutions, the new Minister of Education has announced the introduction of a three-tier system which introduces much more scope for corruption | detail

Visits 1436
25.03.2010

Semynozhenko: No entrance exams in institutes at present

The Deputy Prime Minister on Humanitarian Affairs does, however, say that school leaving certificates will form a third of the assessment, which can in no way allay the concerns of those hoping for one external exam to ensure equal access to higher education | detail

Visits 1446
22.03.2010

Supplementary tests and assessments provide openings for corruption

If the model for entry proposed by the new Minister of Education is brought into effect, it will be impossible for the public to monitor the process for applying to institutes since it is impossible to monitor all stages of the process (independent testing, tests for institutes, marks in the school certificate) | detail

Visits 1887
18.03.2010

Ukrainian Catholic University Appeal to the education community of Ukraine

The Administration of the Ukrainian Catholic University is appealing to the education community in Ukraine to come out publicly about the situation in education following the appointment of Dmytro Tabachnyk as Minister of Education and Science | detail

Visits 1638
12.03.2010

Concern over threat to external assessment

OPORA and the Committee of Voters of Ukraine are outraged over statements made by the Deputy Prime Minister V. Semynozhenko on introducing double standards during the application period for getting into higher educational institutes this year | detail

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