Vol 2, No. 13, 21 January 1998
HUNGARIAN MINISTER ATTACKS SLOVAK EDUCATION
POLICIES. Hungarian Culture and Education Minister Balint
Magyar says that in recent years, the Slovak government has
introduced measures that negatively affect the country's
Hungarian minority, Hungarian media reported on 20 January .
Speaking at a ceremony marking the opening of the renovated
Hungarian Institute in Bratislava, Magyar criticized the
abolition of bilingual school reports, obstacles to taking
university entrance exams in the mother tongue, and the
dismissal of ethnic Hungarian school directors. Slovak Education
Minister Eva Slavskova announced the same day that schools
may issue bilingual school reports for a fee but added that such
reports are for private use only. MSZ
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