Report submitted by Republic of Moldova

Various points in the report deal with education, (59 to 62, 89), twice concerning Human Rights Education, which is even considered among the national priorities and initiatives: « To review and improve the component on human rights education and training ».

59. The right of a child to education is realised compulsory and free of charge by respecting the principle of non-discrimination and major interest of the child, and resides in free and harmonious development and shaping of a creative personality. The Law on Education provides the necessity of continuous education and the psycho-physiological peculiarities of the age, classifying the education system on levels and stages 24 , as well as forms (particular, complementary).

60. In accordance with the Consolidation Education Strategy for the years 2011–2015 and the Consolidated Action Plan for the Education Sector for the years 2011–2015, the overall objective of the education is to provide access to basic, quality education to all children by 2015.

61. Currently, the "Civic education" Course is implemented as a compulsory subject, aimed at training Moldovan citizens in the complex construction of the contemporary world: acquisition of the knowledge about fundamental human rights and duties and shaping the skills to implement them in everyday life; education based on general human and democratic values; building the sense of responsibility for social actions; cultivating the civic sense.

62. In the context of extracurricular programs and children involvement in the decisionmaking process, the Local Councils of Children, the Group of Children’s Rights, the creation of peer trainers in HIV/AIDS prevention and healthy life promotion etc. represent positive models of participation.

89. The national legislation grants the right to choose the language of education and training at all levels of education. The right of citizens to education in their mother tongue is ensured by creating the necessary number of educational institutions, classes, and conditions for their operating. The network of pre-university institutions in the country includes 1489 institutions (schools, gymnasiums, high schools) of which 280 Russianlanguage and 82 mixed institutions.

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