Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ombudsman for Equality make a recommendation on course and qualification certificates with reassigned gender (OKM/8/591/2013, TAS 132/13, issued on 27 August 2013)
The Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ombudsman for Equality revised a recommendation that education providers, higher education institutions, examination committees and the Matriculation Examination Board should, on request, issue course and qualification certificates with new personal data for persons with reassigned gender. The certificates can be issued under a new name after the forename has been changed. The party issuing the certificate can ensure that the name and/or personal details are right by checking birth certificates and personal identity cards.
The recommendation is a way to promote the right of persons with reassigned gender to the protection of privacy and non-discrimination. The Ministry of Education and Culture sent the recommendation to all educational institutions for information. The Ombudsman for Equality also announced the recommendation and answered client enquiries relating to it.