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 Rada bans drafting university professors and staff scientists into the army

The Verkhovna Rada has legislated not to recruit the teaching staff and research officers of higher education institutions during mobilization.

266 deputies voted for the bill №2620 as a whole at the minimum of 226 votes required, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

In particular, staff scientists, teaching staff of higher education institutions, research institutions and organizations, with the academic credentials or a science degree; teaching staff of secondary education institutions, provided that the mentioned employees of such institutions, research institutions, and organizations works there not less than 75 per cent of full time, will be added to the list of persons ineligible for military service during mobilization.

Read more: Electronic registration of military draftees to be implemented in Ukraine, Minister of Defense Poltorak says

The full-time education students, postgraduates and PhD students will not be drafted either.

As reported, in November 2014, the Ministry of Education and Science has stated its intention to initiate the dismissal of professors who remained teaching in the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) area.

 
 
 
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