“None of seven schools, which were there before the occupation, are left. All the schools were switched to Russian or to a mixed language of education with classes in Ukrainian. Yet, most of the classes are in Ukrainian,” Kuzmin said.
At the same time, one of the members of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Bariyev added that there are only seven schools with Crimean Tatar language left among 16.
“Official data of the so-called Ministry of Education, Science and Youth of Crimea says that in 2017-2018 there were seven municipal educational institutions with Crimean Tatar language of education, four with Russian and Crimea Tatar languages and five institutions which changed the status of a school with Crimean Tatar language of education to general education institution, which means without language of education defining,” Bariyev said.
Russian authorities in Crimea minimized the hours of the Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian languages in general education schools. The representatives of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People stated that the authorities prevent Crimean Tatars from a possibility to learn mother tongue in schools.