Poland to Admit Expelled Belarusian Students 12:20, 30/03/2006
Today in Warsaw the Declaration of Intensions concerning admitting to Polish universities the Belarusian students who are now in jail and who would be punished by being expelled from their universities. The document is to be signed by a number of leading Polish universities’ rectors, and by Alyaxandr Milinkevich and Polish Prime Minister Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz. It is an unprecedented decision to support the Belarusian students at the state level. Poland has never done anything like this before.
As said by Polish government spokesperson Konrad Ciesiolkiewicz, the Belarusians can at least 300 places in Polish universities. They would be compensated living and studies costs.
Since July Polish universities start Polish language courses for Belarusian students, and the studies are to start on October 1 this year.
During the ceremony in Warsaw University Declaration of Intensions on creation Kastus Kalinouski foundation on students support is to be signed by rectors of the universities of Warsaw, Krakow, Poznan and of a number of other leading universities of Poland.
A rector of Polytechnics Academy in Wroclaw, chairman of the Rectors; Confederation of Polish Universities, Professor Tadeusz Luty says that the call to support Belarusian students is addressed to all Polish universities.
His Academy has already admitted several Belarusian students. They study for free, and have places in the hostel. 8 students of the European Humanities University in Minsk, liquidated by the Belarusian government, study in Bialystok in the Highest School of Public Administration.
The rector of the School, a member of the European Parliament Professor Barbara Kudrycka told that her highest school is ready to admit new Belarusian students.
Professor Jerzy Nikitarowicz, a rector of Bialystok University, has declared support to the Belarusain students as well.