In the country unify the education system.
The question of transfer of Russian schools to Estonian as the language of instruction has long been resolved, said the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid in a new year address, reports Sputnik Estonia.
She stated that Estonia is obliged to come to a unified Estonian education system.
«We actually made this decision, although it did not say, because in Estonia do not prepare teachers for Russian schools, — quotes the media the words of the President. — You can not say that we must agree on a single Estonian school of Estonia is the decision has already been made by default.»
At the same time the representative of the Association «Russian School of Estonia» Alice Blintsov said that this statement of the President is contrary to several international standards that indicate the duty of States to organize education in the language of national minorities.
Earlier, the opposition Reformist party of Estonia initiated the bill to the full transfer of learning in kindergartens and schools in the state language. But then, the Estonian Parliament at the meeting did not support this idea, and the Russian language will remain part of the curriculum. For the adoption of the bill lacked one vote.
Now according to the adopted in 2010 the law «On basic school and gymnasium» Russian school in Estonia partly moved on to teaching in the Estonian language. According to him, the ratio of subjects in Estonian and Russian languages should be brought to a value of 60 per cent in Estonian and 40% in Russian. Currently in Estonia there are 74 schools, which can receive education in Russian language.