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May 26, 2020

Secretary of state submits resignation of honour following inappropriate statement

Education Ministry Secretary of State Vasile Salaru (photo C) has resigned office after giving inappropriate advice to female students during a conference.
‘Chest to the front, bottom to the back to make boys faint’, is the advice Vasile Salaru, ALDE member, gave to female students during a press conference in Deva on Tuesday.

After the controversial statement, Education Minister Sorin Campeanu said Salaru had resigned office and added that the secretary of state had said those things in an attempt to promote informal education.

‘I have talked to him and he understood that we need no more shadows over the Romanian education system. He has decided to tender his resignation of honour and will explain in detail his position during a conference. (…). The manner in which he transmitted those things was probably not the most appropriate’, the education minister said, according to Antena 3.
‘Formal and informal education are important components, It’s just that we need to choose the best ways to promote informal methods of education’, Campeanu noted in a telephone call on Digi24.

During the Deva conference, the education official advised female pupils to guide themselves after the recommendation ‘Chest o the front, bottom to the back to make boys fain’ made in the context where he was speaking about the integration of classes to schools teaching young ladies to integrate better in the society.
Vasile Salaru was appointed as Secretary of State for academic education in January this year, being the leader of the Iasi Conservative Party organisation. A teacher of Physics, Salaru had been Deputy General Inspector of the Iasi School Inspectorate.

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