Education authorities in South Moravia strive to integrate Ukrainian students and their teachers – Brno Daily

The wave of refugees from war-torn Ukraine includes a large number of children. To make their arrival as smooth as possible, education authorities in Brno and South Moravia are working hard to integrate both Ukrainian school children and teachers, opening up new facilities for students and new job opportunities for teachers. Ukrainians. Photo credit: Pixabay

Czech Republic, March 22 (BD) – More than 600 Ukrainian children who fled to the Czech Republic before the war are already enrolled in schools in Brno, and another 450 applications have been processed. Due to the high number of applicants, the city of Brno has decided to temporarily create Ukrainian classrooms, where teaching will take place in the Ukrainian language. An entire building on Cacovická in the Brno-sever district will be reserved for Ukrainian lessons, creating a total of six classrooms. The facility belongs to the JA Komenský Primary School in Náměstí Republiky and was unused until now.

“Ukrainian class groups will only work as long as necessary,” said Petr Hladík (KDU-CSL), Brno’s first deputy mayor, responsible for education in the city. “We used a currently unused school building on Cacovická for these purposes, other classes will be in the primary schools in Čejkovická and Merhautova. As soon as the children are able to communicate in the Czech language, we will gradually integrate them into regular classes. Children who have not found free places in schools close to their place of residence can enroll in Ukrainian classes.

Martin Maleček, Mayor of the Brno-sever district, praised the management of the JA Komenský school for the timely preparation of the premises for the education of Ukrainian students. “Even though everything was created on the fly, so to speak, the school is ready to teach. In our district, the primary school in Merhautova prepared two more classes for preschool education,” added Maleček. According to director Simona Pokorná, the school is now opening a class for Ukrainian children, with a Ukrainian teacher who speaks Czech. The school is currently hiring two additional Ukrainian teachers, and Czech language teachers will also be involved in teaching Czech to Ukrainian children.

Meanwhile, the regional education job portal has been expanded to include Czech teachers with knowledge of Ukrainian and Ukrainian teachers fleeing the war. In a few hours it will also be possible to post on the site in English and Ukrainian. The aim is to create a single database from which kindergartens, primary and secondary schools can draw staff with teaching skills. The region wants to help children and young people integrate into the Czech education system, where language is often a barrier.

“Our ‘Jobs in Education’ portal regularly lists all types of jobs in education in our region,” explained Leona Sapíková, director of the Institute of Education for Moravia, which implements the portal. “Given the current crisis, we have decided to supplement it with a database of Czech teachers who know Ukrainian, but also Ukrainian teachers who can help Ukrainian children and students to integrate.”

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Another necessary step to involve Ukrainian teachers is professional training and deepening their knowledge of how the Czech school system works. “The arrival of Ukrainian refugees means a sharp increase in the demand for schools,” said Jiří Nantl, deputy governor of the South Moravia region for education. “We need people who will help us, as teachers, to deal with this situation. We will also endeavor to accompany them in this task, we are preparing a number of specific activities in the region, which I will present in more detail next week.

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