As for the beginning of the 2015/2016 school year, only 2.76% (5083) pupils of the occupied Crimea learn in Crimean Tatar. “There are 15 educational organizations with the Crimean Tatar language of study. There are 53 educational organizations of 17 municipal districts and urban districts, which provide studying the language,” as states Russian Ministry of education.
In the current academic year 37 first classes with the Crimean Tatar language of study opened here. Compared with the previous academic year the number of students has increased by 188 people.
949 children study in Ukrainian, representing 0.5% of the total number of pupils. Studying in Ukrainian is organized in 22 educational organizations of 13 regions of the peninsula.
"In the current academic year the first 2 classes with the Ukrainian language opened in Crimea. The two schools are functioning from 1 to 9 th classes (Alushta, Feodosia)," according to the statement.
As states Krymr, after the annexation of the Crimea by Russia in March 2014, three state languages - Russian, Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar are consolidated in the Crimean Constitution. However, with the start of the new school year Crimean Tatar public figures stated that the right to education in their native language in the new political context is not respected. As examples they cite several cases in Crimea, where the management of educational institutions under the false pretext denies parents in creating classes with the Crimean Tatar language of instruction.