Ukrainian Students Protest Proposed Laws That Would Revive Corrupt Practices in Education
Video from Students protest
On the 27th of February, 2012 students gathered to protest ongoing hearings of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Education concerning new laws and regulations “On Higher Education.” The students are demanding that a newly proposed Law, authored by Kivalov, Kaletnik, and Soroka be removed from the hearing’s agenda and that the authors leave their offices and come to meet the students.
Since the parliamentarians rejected any meeting with the students, the protestors filled three ceramic piggy banks with slips of paper on which they wrote their recommendations and demands. These piggy banks were handed over to elected officials who took part in the Committee of Education’s hearings.
Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Appeals Case Against Ministry of Education
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Kyiv Mohyla Academy filed an appeal in the Kyiv Administrative Court of Appeals of Kyiv, based on the claim that the Lower Court’s ruling on February 6th in favor of the Ministry of Education did not consider all the evidence and that the decision violated substantive and procedural law, and requested that the court overturn the Lower Court’s decision.
Ukraine is a signatory of the Bologna Process, which includes the principle of freedom of choice for students in selecting areas of education and specialties, the absence of obstacles for such choice, and freedom and flexibility of educational trajectory. Protocol №2 of the European Declaration on Human Rights guarantees access to education. In the event that the Court of Appeals will not return a decision in favor of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, a case will be filed with the European Court of Human Rights.
Yanukovych Limits Tabachnik’s Responsibilities
On February 28, President Viktor Yanukovych signed a decree creating two separate Ministries, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The relevant document was published on the website of the head of state.
Therefore, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the National Youth Service and Sports were reorganized.
The decree takes effect from the date of publication. By decree, Yanukovych dismissed Dmitro Tabachnik from the post of Minister of Education and Science, Youth and Sport, and appointed him as Minister of Education and Science.
The president dismissed Ravil Safiullin from his position as chairman of the State Service for Youth and Sports, and appointed him Minister of Youth and Sports.
On February 27, Yanukovych accused the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Dmitro Tabachnik in the destruction of Ukraine’s sports infrastructure and commented that he decided to restore the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
Про необхідність запровадження «перехресного вступу» в усіх університетах України
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Посилаючись на закордонний досвід, його обґрунтовують експерти НаУКМА
Володимир Моренець, д.ф.н., професор, віце-президент НаУКМА з наукової роботи
Андрій Мелешевич, PhD, декан факультету правничих наук НаУКМА