Children of Kyrgyzstan to study religion in schools since 2010/2011
Religion studies will be introduced in Kyrgyzstan's school program since 2010/2011, Kanybek Osmonaliev director of the state agency on religious affairs told the news agency 24.kg.
The agency has reportedly elaborated a relevant draft bill, soon to be submitted to the parliament.
"The religion course will start in 5th grade, when children will be taught different world religions. Modern children should know the difference between Islam and Christianity, Buddhism and Judaism, as it is in Kazakhstan and Russia. We should catch up with our neighbors," Osmonaliev said.