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  • Education is one of the instruments of integration into the European space: Iryna Vereshchuk

    Education is one of the instruments of integration into the European space. This was emphasized by Deputy Prime Minister/Minister for Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories Iryna Vereshchuk during a meeting to discuss the possibilities of education for Ukrainians in Poland and Poles in Ukraine.

    The meeting was joined by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian Center for Educational Quality Assessment.

    The participants discussed the need for close humanitarian and educational cooperation between Ukraine and European countries. First of all, Poland, in particular, the possibility of including the Polish language in the list of subjects for external independent testing.

    "Unification with the Poles is a guarantee of sustainable development and security. Education and language are the main tools that begin this unification. We must move on to concrete actions to integrate into the European space. The first step is to learn the languages of neighboring countries. And this step should be mutual: the Poles are ready to include Ukrainian as a foreign language in the list of educational subjects. At the same time, the Ukrainian side should develop a strategy for passing Polish language exams. And if this requires legislative changes, we need to start this process today," she said.

    Currently, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is working on an algorithm for recognizing and crediting the results of the Egzamin maturalny (Polish matura) for Polish citizens when entering Ukrainian educational institutions.

    The Deputy Prime Minister emphasized her support for the Government's bill No. 8228-1 registered in the parliament, which is aimed to simplify the process of admission to Ukrainian and Polish educational institutions for both our citizens and Poles.

    In turn, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science informed about the conditions of admission for Ukrainian graduates to Polish educational institutions. Thus, Ukrainian documents on basic general secondary education (certificates of completion of the 9th grade) are recognized in Poland. Similarly, the results of the External Independent Testing are accepted for admission to Polish higher education institutions.

    "The Ukrainian side is open to cooperation with Poland at all levels to ensure that our young people have access to high-quality European education," Iryna Vereshchuk summarized.