Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting on changes to the state order for Ukrainian educational institutions. The meeting was attended by First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Yuliia Svyrydenko, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisovyi, Minister of Health Viktor Liashko, Minister of Social Policy Oksana Zholnovych, Minister of Finance Sergii Marchenko, and Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers Oleh Nemchinov.
“The full-scale war has changed the labour market in Ukraine. Today, our country needs more specialists in the medical and social sectors. Their training should start now,” said Denys Shmyhal.
The Head of Government instructed all relevant ministries to consider the possibility of increasing the state order, in particular, for doctors, rehabilitation therapists and social workers starting this academic year.
“At the same time, the Government will continue to develop vocational education. The restoration of Ukraine will be the largest project since the Second World War, so deminers, construction workers and other related professions will be in high demand on the labour market,” the Prime Minister said.
Mykhailo Fedorov, Deputy Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development, also recalled the preparation of the educational reform based on the introduction of innovations.
Following the meeting, the Prime Minister instructed that the state order for the next academic year be prepared and submitted in September, so that parents and applicants were aware in advance of the subjects in demand.