Some graduates from the western regions of Ukraine because of the natural disaster could not reach the places where External Independent Testing (EIT) was held. The Government will provide these children with an opportunity to take the tests separately.
Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal made this statement at an extraordinary Government sitting on June 25.
The PM stressed that today in Ukraine, according to the schedule, the process of EIT kicks off, and school graduates are taking their first math test.
"As we promised, the rumors are not corroborated, the EIT starts, " said Denys Shmyhal. - "Children who will not be able to pass the EIT due to flood, will definitely do so later. In Ivano-Frankivsk region, according to preliminary data, seven children could not get to the places where they pass the math test. We will give these children an individual opportunity to pass all the exams and, of course, support them and their families. We will hold a separate session for them. "
At the same time, the Prime Minister commissioned acting Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lubomyra Mandziy to take the situation with the EIT for children affected by the floods under personal control.
"I would like to thank Lubomyra Mandziy, all staff of the Ministry and the Center for Quality Assessment of Education. Despite all the difficulties caused by the pandemic, and now also by the natural disaster, you were able to organize a high-quality process. Our children will be able to enter universities just as honestly this year on the basis of their knowledge. I am also grateful to the Ministry of Health and Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine for cooperating with the Ministry of Education. I am assured that due to this coordinated work, the EIT process will be safe for graduates, their parents and teachers. I would like to ask to keep the situation under control, given the growing number of coronavirus cases. It is very important now, first of all, to observe safety measures for children who pass the EIT," Denys Shmyhal summed up.