Lack of Examination Conclusions Delays Adoption of Law on Education: Azerbaijan Speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku, 4 July /corr. Trend I.Alizade / On 4 July the Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament stated that delays in adoption of Law on Education result from lack of examination conclusions.
"The bill has been sent to examination to be ready for the second reading, and the experience of the foreign countries is being studied," Speaker Oktay Asadov said during plenary session of Parliament on 4 July.
Presently acting Law on Education was passed in 1992. Development of the new Bill commenced in 1995, but it was not passed due to the differences which occurred between the Parliament and the State Commission for Student Admission, universities, National Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Taxes. On 29 December, 2007, Parliament passed the Bill in its first reading. Adopting the new Law was included into the working plan of the Parliament's spring session.
Asadov said that it is impossible to adopt the law in hurry because afterwards it may present problems for development of Azerbaijan's education system.
Oppositional MP Panah Huseyin said that delays in adopting Law on Education create serious problems in country's education system. "A special parliamentary session should be held to adopt the law and the new Law on Education should be adopted by the next academic year," Huseyn said.