The Foundation For The Defense Of Citizens Against State Abuses (FACIAS) has sued the Ministry of Education for lack of transparency regarding school infrastructure. FACIAS has asked the Ministry of Education a series of questions to see how many children have inadequate conditions for study given the disastrous results in education, but without success. Is the Ministry of Education hiding something by refusing to answer our questions? We will find out!
FACIAS tried to get more data directly from the Ministry of Education about the school infrastructure, given the alarming number of schools in Romania that are in a deplorable state. FACIAS asked how many schools have toilets in the courtyard, how many do not have an operating license from the DSP, how many do not have an ISU license, how many are still using wood heating or if there are schools where students are actually cold in the classrooms, as there is no heating source. But they didn't answer us. Either there is so much chaos in the institution that they don't have this data, or they have something to hide. Perhaps the figures they have obtained reveal an educational disaster, which is also shown in European statistics, and which they are trying to hide. In any case, we have taken them to court for their unwillingness to provide us with information. Romania no longer has any university in the ranking of the 1000 best in the world, for the first time in the last 6 years, according to the Shanghai Ranking Consultancy's "Academic Ranking of World Universities" (ARWU). An extremely worrying situation.
The education gap can affect society as a whole
Many children are deprived of the right to education close to home because schools do not have the capacity to accommodate all the children in their school district, walking tens of kilometres every day, in many cases on foot. Many attend unrenovated schools with 1970s furniture and lack of facilities, or go to unhygienic toilets in school yards. Such a situation endangers not only the quality of education but also the safety and health of pupils. Adequate investment in school infrastructure is therefore essential to ensure a conducive learning environment where every pupil can reach their full potential. Ignoring this reality can lead to an education gap that will affect not only the individual but society as a whole.