Academicians and NGOs slam education minister for turning a blind eye to
discrimination of Romany children|
Academicians and NGOs who were to assist the Education Ministry with the
task of integrating Romany school children in the education process have
abandoned the endeavor and are refusing to cooperate with the ministry
further saying it has no intention of making any real progress on the issue.
Tomas Habart from the NGO People in Need said the Education Minister Josef
Dobes was not serious about tackling the problem and the group set up to
deal with it was practically paralyzed as a result of personnel changes made
by him. Amnesty International has issued a similar statement saying the
Czech Republic is likely to be hit by sanctions for failing to take any
action against discrimination of Romany children in the education system.