Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

MP Pollák says his party supports all-day education for Roma

Placing Roma children in boarding schools to boost their education is not a good idea and an all-day education system should be launched instead, said MP Peter Pollák from the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) party at a press conference on April 23, the TASR newswire wrote. Pollák said that education is the key to resolving Roma issues and it should be projected in the government manifesto, saying that unlike Prime Minister Robert Fico, he does not agree with a proposal to set up boarding schools for Roma children. He said OĽaNO’s proposal would not only be cheaper but would also ensure that Roma children are not cut off from their parents. "It's a system that allows a child to come to school at half past seven in the morning and go home again at five in the afternoon," stated Pollák, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Placing Roma children in boarding schools to boost their education is not a good idea and an all-day education system should be launched instead, said MP Peter Pollák from the Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OĽaNO) party at a press conference on April 23, the TASR newswire wrote.

Pollák said that education is the key to resolving Roma issues and it should be projected in the government manifesto, saying that unlike Prime Minister Robert Fico, he does not agree with a proposal to set up boarding schools for Roma children. He said OĽaNO’s proposal would not only be cheaper but would also ensure that Roma children are not cut off from their parents.

"It's a system that allows a child to come to school at half past seven in the morning and go home again at five in the afternoon," stated Pollák, as quoted by the TASR newswire.

Pollák also said that attending all-day education facilities would be obligatory and families that failed to comply could be punished with withdrawal of certain social benefits.

"We'll send our proposal to the premier as well as to the education minister," said Pollák.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Bratislava has already forgotten the Pressburg ghost

The burnt prints of the penitential reeve’s right hand made Bratislava famous over almost all Europe. Now the story has been almost completely forgotten.

The wooden box with burnt prints.

Luxembourg responded to Fico's and Orbán's lawsuit

Solving difficult problems in cooperation with your neighbors is what leaders are supposed to do. The leaders of Slovakia and Hungary were not even willing to try.

Viktor Orbán and Robert Fico enjoy good relations.

Everton beats Ružomberok Video

But the victory was narrow.

Peter Maslo (front) and Davy Klaassen (back)

Product quality laid on the EU table

Concerns over the different quality of same brand products are confirmed, but will anything change soon?

Will shopping in supermarkets soon become a thing of the past?