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
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
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
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”.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Boris Gudziak: University Rectors should stop being afraid
The Ministry of Education headed by Dmytro Tabachnyk has in a year undertaken an assault on the autonomy of universities and stopped movement towards the Bologna system. This is the view expressed in an interview given to Radio Svoboda by Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Father Boris Gudziak
Reporter in Torez Orphanage scandal speaks out
Olena Dovzhenko has now written an article clarifying what happened. She explains that she was not dismissed, and resigned herself, however says that she was put under pressure