Simferopol (QHA) - Head of Mejlis Mustafa Dzhemilev and rector of Tavrida National University named after Vernadskiy, Nikolay Bagrov jointly seek solution to the problem at the faculty of the Crimean Tatar philology, linked to the reduction of hours and further reduction of professors at the faculty, informs press service of Mejlis. According to the rector, due to the decrease in the number of students at the faculty, university cannot further subsidize it. “We have to reduce the number of instructors not only at this faculty, but in the whole university in general”, explained the rector. At the same time, Bagrov stressed that the faculty of Crimean Tatar and Oriental Philology is practically his ‘brainchild’ and expressed readiness to support further development of the faculty, including preservation of staff units. In the course of discussion, the parties agreed to take the issue to the Minister of Education of Ukraine Dmitry Tabachnyk with an appeal to allocate targeted funding from the Ukrainian budget to maintain the existing number of staff units at the faculty. Mustafa Dzhemilev said that work of the faculty is critical for the preservation and development of Crimean Tatar culture, education and language and needs support at the state level. As it is known, the faculty of Crimean Tatar and Oriental philology was opened at the University in 2002. The faculty prepares specialists in Arabic, Persian and Turkish philology, as well as in Crimean Tatar language and literature. As noted by head of department of education and culture of Mejlis, Safure Kadzhametova, the faculty’s professors develop educational and methodological literature in Crimean Tatar language for high schools and institutions of higher education. “Today there are 233 full-time students and 49 correspondence courses students at the faculty. In 2012 high rate of scientific activity was noted at the department of Crimean Tatar language and literature”, said Kadzhametova. As reported earlier, 6 instructors from the faculty have been laid off. In total, 122 teachers from various faculties of the Tavrida National University were dismissed.

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