Only state language should be heard at Ukrainian university, – Kremin
At the National University of Kyiv- The Mohyla Academy banned the Russian language. The innovation concerns teachers, students and administrative staff. The second working language of the educational institution is English, said the President of NaUKMA Sergey Kvit.
The law says that the language of the educational process – state, said on the TV channel "Kyiv" Language Ombudsman Taras Kremin, who supported the ban on Russian in Mohyla.
“I support this decision and believe that every university should create better opportunities for educating truly patriotic, strong-willed, educated citizens of Ukraine. Article 21 of the Law of Ukraine “On Ensuring the Functioning of the Ukrainian Language as a State Language” says that the language of the educational process – state", – said Kremin.
He said that such an initiative coincided with the fact that a Ukrainian emigrant from the United States, Grigory Stepanets, bequeathed a million dollars to NaUKMA.
He donated another million to the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny, as well as to the Ukrainian Catholic University.
< p>“As far as I know, one of his wishes – so that in the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, which was and is an outpost of high science, they continue to pursue a course both for the assertion of the Ukrainian language and culture, and our national identity”, & ndash; Kremin said.
The Commissioner turned to the Ministry of Education and Science, the Union of Rectors of Higher Education with a request to take additional measures to strictly comply with the language legislation.
"In the conditions of the Russian-Ukrainian war, protection issues language and its approval – among the priorities, therefore the education sector should be an example in matters of protecting national interests”, & ndash; said Kremin.
Prepared by: Nina Petrovich