Poor prospects for Uzbeks studying in Kyrgyzstan

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I’m reporting today on a EurasiaNet story about missed opportunities for Uzbeks studying and wishing to make a living in Kyrgyzstan. The full story is below, (c) EurasiaNet with the original available at http://www.eurasianet.org/node/67908.

This is a problem created in the Soviet era when boundaries between republics were less relevant and the overarching ‘unity of the people’ propaganda message veiled some of the ethnic and national differences that have sprung as if from nowhere since independence 20 something years ago. Yet it remains a problem, exacerbated by recent conflict in the south of Kyrgyzstan and poverty.

 

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbeks Dropping Out of School at Alarming Rate

The educational aspirations of ethnic Uzbeks in and around Osh appears to be declining. (Photo: Dean C.K. Cox)

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