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Mikolaj: Coalition will not significantly amend Education Act

Parliament should start discussing the draft Education Act at its session on April 1, the SITA newswire wrote.

Parliament should start discussing the draft Education Act at its session on April 1, the SITA newswire wrote.

Education Minister Jan Mikolaj (SNS) believes that the draft will not face any obstacles in parliament because it has the support of all ruling coalition partners. He does not expect Smer or the Movement for a Democratic Slovakia to propose any significant changes to it.

The minister menioned the fact that a public debate on the draft had erupted. He said he had discussed the draft with 160 institutions, including trade unions and the Slovak Association of Towns and Villages (ZMOS), but was unable to gain the support of the opposition.

Mikolaj especially disagreed with a Slovak Hungarian Colaition (SMK) request that school inspectors visiting schools in which Hungarian is the main language be required to speak Hungarian as well. Mikolaj said thinks that this would lead to discrimination against some of the inspectors.

Mikolaj also said that a working version of school curricula will be approved within two weeks. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports

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