The Bratislava government approved an amendment to the Education Act aimed at introducing the concept of ethnic schools, among other things. Svetlana Sitova, Minister of State for Education and Ethnic Schools at the Ministry of Education, said the law classifies educational institutions in the category of ethnic schools where “apart from foreign languages, the entire educational process is conducted in the minority language.”
He added that the law also includes ethnic classes, so ethnic education also includes schools where only one subject is taught in the minority language, written by at ujszo.com.
Completion of primary education would be related to the successful completion of a central survey known as Test 9. I would only enroll high school students who scored at least 20 percent on the test. However, the outline of the proposal did not take into account the level survey of the Hungarian language and literature. The Comenius Pedagogical Institute and the Hungarian Teachers’ Association in Slovakia also noted this. The Foreign Minister noted that this issue had already been resolved in the first phase of a constructive and transparent process of consultation.
At the Ministry’s proposal, the changes may enter into force on January 1, 2022, if the Bratislava Parliament also approves the amendment.