UN finds education level of children in Chechnya and Ingushetia satisfactory Moscow

The quality of education that children from Chechnya and children of forced migrants from Ingushetia receive at schools is satisfactory, the UN Deputy Secretary General, UN special envoy on problems of children in armed conflicts, Olara Otunnu was quoted as saying at the press-conference in Moscow.

As part of his official visit to Russia, Otunnu went to Chechnya, Ingushetia and Northern Ossetia. According to the special envoy, he "was deeply impressed by the high level of education among children".

The UNICEF representative in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Rosemary McCreery, pointed out that according to the data provided by her organization, "almost every child of junior school age goes to school".

The educational program of schools at the camps for forced migrants "fully corresponds to the programs of normal schools and is approved by the Ingush Ministry of Education," stressed McCreery.

According to the UNICEF representative, the restoration of social infrastructure, primarily, schools with adequate conditions, is one of the essential problems in Ingushetia.

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