Kyiv (QHA) -

Head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatar people Mustafa Jemilev met the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Dmitry Tabachnik in Kyiv, informs press service of Mejlis.

One of the main issues discussed was the situation at Tavrida National University in Crimea linked to the reduction of hours and staff positions at the faculty of the Crimean Tatar and Oriental philology.

Dmitry Tabachnik informed Mustafa Jemilev that his Ministry did not give any orders linked to reducing staff positions at the Ukrainian educational establishments. Moreover, in October he plans to meet with representatives of Crimean Tatar intelligentsia in Crimea to discuss issues of preservation and development of the Crimean Tatar language and literature.

As reported earlier, 6 instructors from the faculty of the Crimean Tatar and Oriental philology of Tavrida National University have been laid off.  Mustafa Jemilev met with University rector Nikolay Bagrov to discuss this issue.  The parties agreed to take the issue to the Minister of Education and Science 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.

Jemilev noted 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.

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