11. 07. 2017 14:17
On Monday, the Education Ministry announced that first grade pupils at primary schools would not be required to learn joined-up writing, thus giving schools the option of choosing the type of script that is taught to pupils. The ministry was responding to a wave of disapproval against the State Education Programme addendum, which even inspired a petition calling for latitude for schools to decide freely what type of script to include in their curricula. According to the opposition, an addendum to the State Education Programme that would have introduced the mandatory teaching of joined-up writing was drafted in great haste and without proper consultation with educators.