Ministry of Education answered to “Oh, Bologna!” only after three months

2014 2014-10-07T17:38:13+0300 2014-10-07T17:38:13+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

As it follows from the answer, the decision concerning the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process and made has been made and will not be discussed any more. However, the essence of the decision remains unknown: the ministry advised the activists to address members of the Chamber of Representatives to find about it. Meanwhile, the legal term for answering appeals of citizens is one month.

A coordinator of the campaign, "Oh, Bologna”Uladzimir Krasko considers the response sent via e-mail, a come-off. "We were hinted that the Ministry of Education would not take any further measures to address the issues and questions of the student government, and Belarus' accession to the Bologna process,” says Mr. Krasko. “They gave us the following piece of advice: contact your MP in the House of Representatives to make him initiate the consideration of this issue in the parliament."

Bear in mind that activists of the campaign, "Oh, Bologna!” submitted to the Ministry of Education an address with almost a thousand signatures back in the beginning of July. In this address Brest students and concerned young people called on the Belarusian authorities to facilitate the country's entry into the Bologna process. Among the requirements there was mentioned the possibility to elect the rector and provide direct participation of students in the governance of their institutions. The announced changes in the system of higher education are the conditions for the accession of Belarus to the Bologna process in 2015.

After the appeal
was sent to the Ministry of Education, the students who put their signatures were pressurized by the administration of higher education institutions Brest.