Students of Technological College deprived of the right to study in mother tongue
Several Romanian groups of students at the Chisinau-based Technological College are forced to attend a specialty course taught in Russian and not in their native language. The students, most of who came from rural settlements and are not even able to communicate in Russian, say they hardly understand the lesson. The administration of the College denies such a fact. The Russian-speaking teacher gives the artistic drawing lesson to the Romanian groups of students from the start of the new academic year. The students say they do not want to complain to the rector’s office because they are afraid they will be persecuted when they take the baccalaureate exams. Contacted by Info-Prim Neo, the new director of the education establishment Ludmila Cube said that this is a misunderstanding and that the Russian-speaking teachers working at the College teach to Russian groups of students only. Elena Gutu, deputy director on education, said that the respective teacher is a professional and gave several lessons to the Romanian groups, but she was accompanied by a Romanian-speaking teacher.