Accommodation groups for students returned to the country – the project approved by Parliament: Romanian language, culture and civilization courses

Parliament this week adopted a bill under which schools will organize groups of accommodation for students who have returned to the country. Students will benefit from Romanian language, culture and civilization courses, in parallel with the compulsory course hours, according to a press release.

On Tuesday, September 6, Parliament unanimously adopted the legislative initiative of Representatives Simena Tolpur and Oana Koyo regarding the education sector.

The project aims to facilitate the educational transition of students who have previously been educated abroad and to ensure the creation of a coherent context for the implementation of such an approach. Starting from the research conducted previously and from the current situation regarding educational integration, the need for such a bill is very clear and substantive.

Providing this support provides identifiable benefits on several levels. On the other hand, the child or young person is helped to excel and demonstrate their abilities in all subjects, and receive support to express themselves correctly, both in writing and orally, thus increasing the chances of their transformation into a good, integrated and engaged citizen. .

Cătălina, a young woman who was previously educated in Italy, says the following about her experience of reintegration into the Romanian educational system: “If I did not do special training with the teachers who paid for it out of my and my parents’ pure will or if I did not have the opportunity for my parents to pay for my training, I certainly would not have been able to pass the semester or would not have taken the baccalaureate exam.”

Also through this measure, the return of Romanians residing abroad is encouraged, making it clear to them that the Romanian state is taking steps to facilitate their integration and their families as much as possible. Thus, the cases in which they are forced to return abroad because their children fail to realize their potential due to language gaps and implicitly a lack of full integration into a new academic environment are greatly reduced.

To the same extent, the state and society will, in the first stage, benefit from the support and benefits of the return of a larger number of diaspora families, after which the young people and children who are supported will become important actors in development. From a country that knew how to keep them close.

“The bill, through the accommodation groups it organizes, gives students returning to Romania the right to benefit from the Romanian language, culture and civilization courses, in parallel with the compulsory school hours. How, where and at what level their children will learn are aspects that strongly tilt the balance of parents who have to That they decide whether to go back to the country or not. This project aims to make their decision in favor of Romania a little easier. I thank all those who contributed and voted for the law to be passed,” said Simena Tolbur, diaspora representative and co-initiator of the bill.

“In the midst of the pandemic, the Romanians from the diaspora have sent 3.4 billion euros home, exceeding foreign direct investment for the first time in the last decade. It is the highest level of remittances in the European Union, but Romania in particular needs the brains, energy and entrepreneurship of the spreading Romanians. Now all over the world.

Their demand to return is in vain until we use public money more efficiently and raise educational standards for all Romanians and know that the family remains in the first place in decisions, since more than 70% of the money sent home is intended to support it.

For the children of families who choose to return from now on, the schools will be organizing residence groups throughout the year, in parallel with the typical courses, and we hope that the better integration of the children and the successful reintegration of the parents into the labor market will now be stabilized as we are now facing a shortage of qualified human resources,” said Oana. Soyo, Bucharest MP and co-initiator of the bill,” according to a press release by unaffiliated MP Simena Genena Daniela Tolbur.

Editor: Alexandro Kostia

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