Minister of Culture and Information Policy Alexander Tkachenko after talking with students of the P.I. Tchaikovsky stated that most of them support the renaming of the institution.
Tkachenko announced this in Facebookreports Ukrinform.
“I met with students of the National Music Academy of Ukraine named after P.I. Tchaikovsky, around which there is now a public discussion about renaming the institution. Heard the position of the majority of students. They are in favor of removing the name of the Russian composer from the name of the institution,” the minister wrote.
He noticed that ICIP does not have the right to decide on changing the name of the establishments, and called for observing the law, as well as listening to the opinions of all participants in the discussion.
“Students are a full participant in making decisions regarding the institution where they study. So, students, know and use your rights. Heads of institutions – listen,” the minister said.
Tkachenko added that he supports the students in an effort to remove the name of the Russian composer from the name of the institution: “To be honest, here I am inclined to support the students in terms of argumentation and the European position on the adoption of certain changes in their educational institution.”
As reported, a public discussion unfolded around the renaming of the Academy. The Academic Council appealed to the leadership of the country with a request to leave the name, arguing that Pyotr Tchaikovsky was Ukrainian by origin. The students supported the renaming, as evidenced by the voting results published on the page of the NMA scientific society.
It was also reported that the decision of the Academic Council of the NMA named after P.I.
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