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Ombudsman of the KR Kubat Otorbaev: We need to resolutely stop acts of violence in schools

Press office of the Ombudsman of the Kyrgyz Republic // During the meeting of the Ombudsman Kubat Otorbaev with the Minister of Education and Science Elvira Sarieva special attention was paid to the organization of educational process in the schools of the republic, the facts of racketeering, as well as the situation with providing students educational materials.

The meeting also discussed the improvement of cooperation between the Ministry of Education and Science and the Institute of the Ombudsman in terms of the project "School without Violence". K. Otorbaev expressed the need to integrate the project into the school curriculum.

Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic E. Sarieva informed the Ombudsman that the Ministry is currently developing a project for the installation of CCTV cameras in all school and to school facilities that would quickly identify the facts of extortion and assault and battery.

Following the meeting, the sides expressed readiness to joint monitoring and inspections of open bilateral cooperation and interaction in the defense of human rights and freedoms.

Recall that the project "School without Violence" was initiated by the Kyrgyz Ombudsman Institute in 2011 with funding from UNICEF. This project was completed in 2015 and was implemented in 38 schools of the republic with coverage of 40 thousand 355 students. 13 schools were located in urban areas and 25 in rural areas. The program covered 3 thousand 123 employees of these institutions, including 2 thousand 477 teachers. The total number of parents covered by the program, amounted to 57 thousand 527 people.

The aim of this project is to create a safe learning environment, improving conditions for learning and development of pupils in accordance with the basic provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Kyrgyz legislation.