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Lesser Poland education board head won't be dismissed for anti-vax comment

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Terlecki: nie będzie dymisji kurator Nowak
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TVN24Terlecki: superintendent Barbara Nowak won't be dismissed

Lesser Poland educational board chief Barbara Nowak will not be dismissed. "Her comment was unfortunate, but we don't think it should be a reason for dismissal," Deputy Speaker of the Sejm Ryszard Terlecki from PiS said on Monday.

Last week, Barbara Nowak called COVID-19 vaccination "an experiment" and said she was against introducing of mandatory vaccination for teachers. Her comment for private broadcaster Radio Zet has been criticised by Health Minister Adam Niedzielski and Education Minister Przemysław Czarnek.

Terlecki: no dismissal for Nowak

On Monday, Deputy Speaker of the Sejm from PiS Ryszard Terlecki told journalists that Barbara Nowak would keep her job. "Superintendent's comment was unfortunate, but we don't think it should be a reason for dismissal," he said.

"She retracted her words, it was examined by the minister (Czarnek), the case is closed," said PiS spokesperson Anita Czerwińska.

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Nowak explained herself, Mazurek called for dismissal

Barbara Nowak commented on the issue on Twitter. "I admit that being educated in history, rather than medicine, I shouldn't talk about vaccination," she wrote. "I assure that students and teacher in Lesser Poland are safe because the policy of the Polish state is being carried out," Nowak added.

Among those calling for Nowak's dismissal was former PiS spokesperson and current MEP Beata Mazurek. "Prime minister (Mateusz Morawiecki) has decided! Poland's Ambassador to Czech Republic will be called off because: 'There's no place for extremely reckless comments'. What will be your decision, if any, regarding this comment Sir (Przemysław Czarnek)? Or is it that some are more equal than others?" - she wrote on Twitter.

A few hours later she published another post. "Hey, Przemysław Czarnek. Are you deaf? Quit keeping us in constant uncertainty and find courage to answer?" - she challenged the minister.

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