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UNICEF: Children should go to school and their cultural and languages specificities should be respected

Sarajevo, 9. October 2013. – In response to the numerous questions and requests sent to UNICEF from parents from Konjevic Polje and Kotor Varos as well as from other partners, UNICEF Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ms Florence Bauer said: “Access to education is a right but also an obligation. As stated in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the best interest of the child shall be the primary consideration in all actions and it is in the child’s best interest to go to school”. Mrs Bauer also highlights that in parallel it is key to find a solution to the broad issues of discrimination, segregation and politicization in education. ”All schools should respect the language and cultural specificities of every child by teaching the three recognized languages and two scripts, providing common core curriculum “neutral” subjects with agreed same contents in any language and script, providing the national group of subjects in respective languages and scripts and making education materials available in languages and scripts chosen by the pupils.” – said Mrs Bauer.

UNICEF is ready to support a dialogue in order to reach the appropriate solution for the best interest of all children.

 

 

 

 

UNICEF: Djeca treba da idu u školu i njihove kulturne i jezičke specifičnosti trebaju biti ispoštovane


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