Minister for return of “defence education” to schools

The Czech minister of defence, Karla Šlechtová, wants to see “defence education” return to the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools, reported on Tuesday. Such teaching was discontinued in the early 1990s following the fall of communism.

Minister Šlechtová told that the Ministry of Defence had research which showed that Czech children did not know how to behave if, for instance, there was a shooter at their school. The minister also said they would learn “what it means to be a Czech”.

The reintroduction of defence education is one of the ANO government in resignation’s programme priorities.