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Feb 02, 2021

Official: Quality education in the mother tongue allows Hungarians to succeed in Transcarpathia

“We hope the situation will soon be settled in Transcarpathia,” Tamás Schanda said.

 

Tamás Schanda, an official at the ministry of innovation and technology, said quality education in the mother tongue is one of the most important means to enable young ethnic Hungarians in Transcarpathia to become successful in their country of birth while making the local community stronger.

Schanda said on Facebook that he had held consultations with Ildikó Orosz, the head of the Transcarpathia ethnic Hungarian teachers’ association, to discuss the situation of the local Rákóczi Ferenc secondary school and the issue of vocational training in Hungarian. Further opportunities for support and cooperation were also discussed, he said.

“We hope the situation will soon be settled in Transcarpathia,” Schanda said, noting that the Ukrainian foreign minister had promised Hungarian counterpart Péter Szijjártó last week to involve representatives of Transcarpathia Hungarians in preparations for a new law on minorities.

Photo credit: Facebook/Schanda Tamás