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  • Iryna Vereshchuk: Educated youth is a significant factor in reintegration of de-occupied territories

    Iryna Vereshchuk, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories of Ukraine, chaired a meeting on the work of educational institutions relocated from the TOT.

    The discussion was attended by Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisovyi, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Education, Science and Innovation Serhiy Babak, representatives of the President's Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economy, and heads of displaced educational institutions.

    The participants of the meeting discussed the need to provide state support for relocated educational institutions, in particular, to restore fixed volumes of state orders for them. This will encourage students to enroll in such institutions.

    The resolution on the transfer of students from TOT and internally displaced persons to the places of state order was effective. However, the issue of expanding opportunities for applicants from TOT to study at the expense of the state budget remains relevant, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Reintegration is convinced.

    One of the key tasks that needs to be addressed immediately after de-occupation is the restoration of the material and technical base of such educational institutions and the return of teachers to them.

    After all, it is the academic community that should become the centre for educational and cultural reintegration. And it is the educated youth who will lay the potential for the restoration and development of the liberated regions, the Deputy Prime Minister stressed.

    "Our task is to ensure closer communication between the Government and the relocated educational institutions. Only such a format will help to better identify the problems and begin to solve them. We have to start preparing for the revival of life in the TOT after their de-occupation. Including in the field of education. I can see the future of a free Ukraine in educated youth," Iryna Vereshchuk summed up.