Students of Serbian nationality in Bujanovac get certificates in Albanian

NEWS 05.07.2022 20:34
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Source: N1

The Serbian Ministry of Education said is condemns the actions of the local authorities in Bujanovac because honor students of Serbian nationality were awarded certificates of appreciation in Albanian language.

Bujanovac is a town and municipality in southern Serbia whose population is about half Albanian and half Serb with some 5 percent of Roma according to the 2011 census.

“It is absolutely reprehensible that students of Serbian nationality were presented with certificates in Albanian. In this municipality classes are held in both Serbian and Albanian language. I demand that the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws are honored and that students who attend classes in Serbian language be given certificates of merit in Serbian language,” said Education Minister Branko Ruzic.

He said the Ministry of Education respects all rights regarding education in languages of national minorities.

“We have made it possible for students to receive their education in eight languages of national minorities. We also demand that the local authorities in Bujanovac honor Serbia’s laws,” the Ministry quoted Ruzic as saying.