Education minister freezes controversial reform
Education Minister Petr Fiala has decided to freeze a planned controversial reform of the country’s university system. Instead of a new law, changes will be made via an amendment to the existing legislation. Mr Fiala also said on Thursday that he is planning to rework a much-debated legal change on university finances to where the introduction of tuition fees would no longer be mandatory. He is planning to discuss legislative changes with university representatives in weeks to come.