MINSK, 24 August (BelTA) – If order is established in schools, then the state will always be in order, too. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the National Pedagogical Conference on 24 August, BelTA has learned.
Putting Belarusian schools in order and the renewal of school standards were mentioned during the congress. Aleksandr Lukashenko was asked what provisions of these education standards he deemed mandatory.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “There must be order. Teachers should be teachers and the school should be a temple. This is what the standard will be based on. If we put schools in order, then the state will always be in order.”
In his words, Belarusian schools lack good organization. “Schools should keep things in order at least on their own premises. Then it will be passed onto the society. Do it. I don't ask more of you. And we know how to do the rest,” he concluded.
In turn, Belarusian Education Minister Igor Karpenko noted that the school standard will have to clarify obligations of participants of the education process, including the general public and parents. “School is an open institution. We are not closing ourselves from anyone,” he explained. “We will take the previous standard as the basis and will define the key positions. Including pedagogical ethics.”