‘Belarusian education archaic, its quality poor, we have no rights’ – student expelled for protests


In his video appeal activist Hleb Vaykul says that he has no regrets about his participation in the protest action and slams the authorities of the Belarusian State University (ENG subs):

“The Assembly of the BSU is just simulating students’ self-governance. In fact, this body does not act for students and has no real power,” he said.

In early December 2015,  a group of students held the protest action ‘Love and Solidarity’ in Minsk. They were protesting against the decision to introduce fees for repeating exams and tests. By staging this rally, they wanted to force the leadership of the university to ‘abolish paid retakes and detentions’, ‘stop the pressure on students’, ‘dissolve the Assembly of the Belarusian State University and the create a new body of student government’.

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No one was detained but the city police draw up administrative protocols on several participants, including Mr Vaykul.

Later he was fined Br 3.24 mln for violating the order of holding mass events and expelled from Philology Faculty on grounds of alleged poor progress.

According to the student, the real reason of his being withdrawn is his public activity.

“I took part in the march demanding to stop pressurizing students for their social activism. I made a stand against the lies of BSU Rector Ablameyka,” Mr. Vaykul stressed.


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