Belarus will no longer recognize diplomas obtained abroad

Diplomas obtained abroad will no longer be recognized in Belarus. This was announced by the head of state Alexander Lukashenko on Thursday, October 29, when he appointed new assistants for Grodno, Brest regions and the city of Minsk.

“I instructed the government. In the nearest future measures will be taken about non-recognition of diplomas obtained abroad,” BelTA quotes Lukashenko.

He expressed the intention of some students to go abroad to study.

“Someone wants to go abroad to study. Poles, Lithuanians and others announce there. No problem. Tomorrow we will write out the tickets, let them go. But only at a linguistics university they teach foreign languages. Believe me, there are plenty of people in Poland, Czech Republic and even Lithuania who can speak foreign, English or German languages. Someone will be left there – one or two people, and then physicists, mathematicians and talented,” Lukashenko said.

He also predicted the future of students who want to study abroad.

“If they think to study there, they will be brainwashed there, as the Poles do to our guys who study there, and they will throw them to us like the fifth column … This will not happen,” said Lukashenko.

He explained that he speaks so openly to let the students understand what may happen.

“That’s why the state gave them an opportunity to get education – go study. But once again I say: it is necessary to ensure safety of students who want to study, and their 95% and more, and especially of rectors, management and teachers,” concluded Lukashenko.

Earlier, on October 28, Belarus named a condition of using weapons against protesters. Diversions, acts of terrorism and attacks on law-enforcement agencies should be stopped with the whole arsenal of means.