The Senate’s Education Commission is demanding, in an open letter, the resignation of Communications Minister Marius Bostan (photo) for his unacceptable statements about teachers and for “making unsolicited analyses” about the education system.
“The statement according to which teachers are making a mockery of their profession is unacceptable. We don’t know whether you are aware of this, but almost all those working around you were formed within the Romanian education system. To have so much lack of consideration for a group of people who are bringing a significant contribution to the nation and who are making sometimes super-human efforts in exchange for derisory salaries means you have a mentality that lacks empathy and is most of all full of ego – because you have not really admitted to your mistake, not even now,” the open letter reads.
According to the aforementioned source, Minister Bostan has to have “the responsibility of his own statements” and to protect the Constitution he swore to respect.
The Senate’s Education Commission claims that Minister Bostan seems “yet unable to understand the essence” of the reactions to his statements.
Communications Minister Marius Bostan stated on Monday that in his opinion free education is a left-over from the communist era. At the same time, he pointed out that some teachers are making a mockery of their profession and state they have low salaries, their justification being an imbecility.
Later on, Bostan pointed out that his statements were erroneously interpreted and used for political purposes and he apologised to the teachers “dedicated to the profession they chose, who may feel offended by these statements taken out of context.”
On Tuesday, Premier Dacian Ciolos asked Communications Minister Marius Bostan to apologise and to present clarifications following his statements on the topic of Education, Government Spokesperson Liviu Iolu announced, Agerpres informs.