The state Duma expands the rights of religious organizations in education

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The Russian state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on the law of the spiritual educational institutions to implement additional educational and vocational programs, reports RIA Novosti.

The bill proposes to provide spiritual educational organizations the right to implement additional educational programs, additional vocational programs, vocational training (along with other educational organizations).

“Thus, spiritual educational organizations will be given equal footing with other educational institutions the opportunity to participate in shaping main ways of achieving the qualifications provided for in the framework of the National qualifications framework in the Russian Federation. As a result of implementation of the bill religious educational organizations become full participants in the system of continuous professional education, formed in Russia,” — noted the authors.

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