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New Education Code draft submitted for public discussion in Belarus

An Education Code draft was submitted for public discussion. Deputies, senators, and rectors of the leading universities of Belarus have already joined it.

Children from 5 years old can go to the first grade, according to the new edition of the code. Occupancy of classes will be increased to 30 pupils.

Igor Karpenko, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus:
Schools will have the possibility to show more initiative and build the school day more efficiently. Parents respond positively to the changes. They can discuss the questions regarding their children. And it gives the possibility to adjust the educational process.

The monitoring function of the quality of education will be assigned to local authorities. It is also prescribed in the new version of the document.

Anyone can take part in the discussion of the innovations. The text of the Code is available on the website of the Ministry of Education.

Igor Karpenko, the Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus