At its regular meeting on September 30, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the State Standard for Basic Secondary Education. It will take effect in 2022 and will apply to students enrolled in a twelve-year program.
The Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal noted that the competencies and skills laid down in the State Standard for Basic Secondary Education are based on the best practices of the European Union and correspond to the modern technological world.
"We determine 11 key competencies that students should acquire. Among those are as follows: fluency in the state language, ability to communicate in foreign languages, mathematical and technological competence, innovation and openness to new ideas, entrepreneurship and financial literacy, the ability to learn throughout entire life," said Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Head of Government, the document sets clear guidelines for students to acquire knowledge, and parents will be able to monitor the progress of their children. "In turn, teachers will have academic freedom, while schools will be provided with all resources, including electronic and technological solutions," said the Prime Minister.
Denys Shmyhal also noted that the draft State Budget for 2021 provides for the largest growth in the education system. "UAH 34 billion more for the education sector than this year. This is a record UAH 159 billion for the Ministry of Education and Science, of which UAH 1.4 billion will be allocated for the New Ukrainian School program," the Prime Minister stressed.