Belarusian-language schools to become extinct in 5 years

2009 2009-01-21T22:36:06+0200 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en

According to the data, provided by the Ministry of Statistics, only 1.9% of Belarusian first formers go to Belarusian-language schools, which is 30 times less than in 1993.

In total, there are 18.4% of Belarusian-speaking schoolchildren, the urban schools having as little as 1.9% Belarusian-language pupils.

In its special statement, the Belarusian Language Society calls upon parents, civil and political activists to immediately start giving attention to the matter. BLS head Aleh Trusau says the trend may lead to most devastating effects for Belarusian society in general.

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