Views on the state of Ales Lozko Belarusian-long learning is alarming. 15 years ago, in the 1993-94 academic year, 76% of first-graders went to the Belarusian-language schools and classes. At the moment, this figure plunged below 18%:
"In Minsk number of Belarusian schools like and grows, we know such institutions as the fourth, fourteenth, ninth school. In This year absolutely will be translated into Belarusian language learning 23rd gymnasium (12 class will not be, she there was Russian). In this year announced that the 2nd high school will be transferred to the Belarusian-school, there is a 60 th high school. But I’m not sure what grows the number of kids enrolled in Belarusian. "
As for the majority of Belarusian capital gymnasiums, they have no problems graders scored reads headmaster number 23 Nina Nikitina:
"In our school usually goes first set of summer, and this week we usually recruit children, and what happened this summer."
Reporter: "How many kids go to first class?"
"In one class — 22, the second — 19, and the highest napavnyalnasts — 20. So, thank God, in the Belarusian-junior school kids go."
This year, the country had closed 91 schools, in the main in the countryside. In his most schools were closed a Belarusian.
In addition, in a new school year, in connection with the transition to the 11-year system, reducing the number of hours Belarusian language and literature. Had two, will be for one hour a week. Also in the past year teaching history and geography of Belarus in schools was transferred from the Belarusian language to Russian. And friendship of the Belarusian language and Belarusian Society of the school tried to defend the teaching of history and geography of Belarus in their native language. Ales Lozko states:
"Nothing else while neither the Ministry nor the press never declared. Although it is believed that these questions can decide on our own educational institutions — in what language to teach. "
This year, the Belarusian language tests passed about 72 thousand graduates (a Belarusian-language classes graduated least 20 thousand). And test they passed Belarusian better than in Russian: 42% of applicants to test rossiyankoy language almost overwhelmed (scored less than 20%), while the whiteRussian language only 26% scored less than this lower bound …
Tags: Belarusian language, school