Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman instructed the leadership of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to address the issue concerning allocation of funds from the state budget for the improvement of the unified state electronic database for education issues, which proved its effectiveness, but requires additional attention in order to eliminate all existing operational imperfections. This statement was issued by the Prime Minister during a special meeting on the results of the 2017 admission campaign.
«It can be said that there were difficulties, but today all issues are resolved and the system proved its ability to objectively examine the results. In fact all applicants are enrolled (at higher educational institutions). The system is ready, and in the next campaign we will not have problems», Volodymyr Groysman asserted.
The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych noted that problems that arose were associated with the launch of new software services. But today, according to the signed agreement, the software development institute is obliged to completely eliminate any shortcomings during the year, to develop and improve the services that universities need.It should be noted that Lilia Hrynevych apologized to entrants and to the staff of admissions committees of higher educational establishment "for stressful working conditions."
The Head of Government put an emphasis to the fact that difficulties have been overcome, and now no interference with the system is possible, because the software is a state property. «The significant victory is that this software is public and private owners do not have a bearing upon the management of this process. It is essential in terms of security. It is very important that the system, which is being developed, by the Ministry of Education and Science will be open, competitive, hence young people can enter the university, which they believe will enable them to become more competitive and to acquire better knowledge», Volodymyr Groysman underlined.
According to the Ministry of Education and Science, currently there was an enrollment of applicants who will be studying at the expense of state budget, almost 90% of the entrants - enrolled, corresponding orders were issued, redistribution of university seats among the preferential categories, which have a preponderant right to receive education at the expense of the State budget of Ukraine is underway The line Ministry engages in work aimed to address problematic issues and will analyze the pain points of the admission campaign in particular regarding the practice of the "rural coefficient" and other innovations, in order to prevent the said issues to appear next year.