By: Vladimir Đorđević and Lidija Pisker
Divided education in the Federation of BiH remains a significant issue plaguing democratic transition and influencing further divisions in an already divided society. Introduced as a provisional solution, the system of two schools under one roof has remained deeply embedded in the educational framework, with few efforts to have it removed. The aim of this article is to, by referring to both Central Bosnia Canton (CBC) and Neretva-Herzegovina Canton (HNC) where the majority of these schools is located, demonstrate that lack of political will on the domestic political scene is to blame for the further continuation of the educational segregation. The lack of political will is understood as unpreparedness of political elites to tackle and do away with the segregation issue.
Keywords: FBiH, education, segregation, political will
Image: The OSCE Mission in Kosovo conducts a human rights awareness campaign in 150 school classes throughout Kosovo, January 2002. | Lubomir Kotek/OSCE (CC BY-ND 4.0)