Lukashenko calls for drastic reforms in the education system

Alexander Lukashenko



MINSK, April 19 (BelTA) — We need fundamental reforms in the country’s education system, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said during the meeting to discuss public order issues on April 19, BelTA learned.

Education Minister Andrei Ivanets said education now puts personal development issues first. It dwells separately on measures to prevent juvenile delinquency.

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“A new person has arrived in the system. I expect reforms from you there. Not a revolution, but reforms. You are a man of deep experience. And you must be the most loyal man in your country. It all starts with you, with our children,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

The Head of State reiterated his demands for new textbooks and work with the staff of educational institutions. “There is no room for irresponsibility there. Teachers have to devote themselves to their work. The same as teachers did when I was a student. They appreciated what they did. Today ‘today is a total mess,” the president said, criticizing the current situation. “We – and Russia – will survive only through strict discipline. Otherwise, we will be used.”

“I give you a year to carry out a major restructuring of the education system, first in the schools. You know what needs to be done,” said Alexander Lukashenko.