Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ethics to be made compulsory in Polish schools

Polish pupils will have to take religion or ethics as a compulsory school subject; prosecutor in Nangar Khel troops’ case dismissed; Tesco security frog marches innocent customer out of a Rzeszow supermarket.

Ethics will become a compulsory subject for those pupils who refuse to attend religion classes, under the provisions of the new syllabus for Polish schools to come into effect in September, Gazeta Wyborcza daily has found out. The Ministry of Education wants to oblige schools to provide pupils with a choice between RE and ethics.

The newspaper writes that as a result of the current loophole in the regulations, out of 32,000 Polish schools only 354 teach ethics and 27,000 have RE.

Karol Frankowski, the prosecutor who drafted the indictment against the Polish troops charged with the unlawful killing of Afghan civilians in the Nangar Khel killing case has been dismissed from his position for procedural errors included in the indictment, reports Dziennik daily.

Although the spokesman of the Justice Ministry has denied that the errors included in the documentation were the reason for Frankowski’s dismissal, the daily informs that according to unofficial sources, the prosecutor lost his job because material evidence had been omitted from the indictment, including an American report regarding the communication among the Taliban confirming that the Polish troops had been shelled by Taliban terrorists before they carried out the mortar assault on the village.

Super Express tabloid unveils another scandal involving a Tesco supermarket in Poland.
  • Note: Polish Ethics? Sounds like an oximoron to me.