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Draft law on higher education
Vyacheslav Briukhovetsky: "I won't let anyone take my child away."
Answering questions about rumors that the Ministry of Education would take over the university, Vyacheslav Briukhovetsky, honorary president of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, who re-established the university in 1991 after the breakup of the Soviet Union, commented that National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has 400 hundred years of history, is one of Ukraine's foremost universities, it is integrated into the world academic community, and added, "I won't let anyone take my child away."
Education According to Tabachnik: The Way to Europe or to Ruin?
Quote from the Head of the Parliamentary Committee on Education Volodymyr Polokhalo (translation)
“I am fully in agreement with the demands of the students and clearly declared that the proposed draft law "About Higher Education" from Tabachnyk not only makes honest (transparent) entrance to universities impossible, but it also limits the right to get a free education to talented Ukrainian youth, whose parents do not have the ability their children's education." more...
The Essence of This Moment
Translated excerpts from the original article by Volodymyr Morenets written in Ukrainian. Link to full original article below.
Open critical judgments about the newly appointed Minister of Education D. Tabachnik (upheld by a fundamental analysis of his outlook and positions - See research article of Ivan Dziuba, "Bitter Dents from Tabachnik”, published in the newspaper “Day”, summer 2010); a fierce struggle for the university’s own entrance exam requirements that would allow for admission of English speaking students; a consistent critique of the newly proposed draft law on higher education proposed by D.V. Tabachnik, accumulated in the symbolic phrase “struggle for university autonomy”; a sharp adverse reaction to the ministry’s proposed concept on the teaching of history, literature, languages (the latter “still in the making”) – all this criticism by Kyiv-Mohyla activists may seem to the general public to be a local waste of energy, an excessive reaction by a demanding university, and examples of the university’s own promotion in the media for student applicants. more...
Does the Authority of President Yanukovych Apply to Minister Tabachnyk?
Doctor of Philosophy
Professor – National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy
Author of numerous literature and history texts
Member of the Writers Union of Ukraine
“Why must millions of students, faculty members and teachers become hostage to the servilism of Ukraine’s rectors?”
“At the beginning of his career as minister – after student protests and a meeting with Victor Yanukovych – Dmitro Tabachnik stated that his political views will not interfere with his official work and duties. Very quickly it became apparent that this statement was nothing more than a maneuver…..”
Read full text in Ukrainian at the link
See sites below for a few of the numerous articles which appeared in the press.
Azarov forces Tabachnyk to include students in the debate
Tabachnyk's Draft Law Knocked Out
Summary of Analysis and Recommendations of Round Table No 1 on the Teaching of Literature
Deputies Did Not Support Tabachnyk Draft Law
Students Demand Reform
Articles, YouTube and photos in Ukraine press on student protests