There are currently no grounds for canceling or postponing the External Independent Evaluation (External Independent Testing – EIT).
This was stated by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal at an extraordinary meeting of the State Commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergencies.
In particular, the PM reminded that the Government this year canceled in-person external evaluation, replacing it with online evaluation. "According to the Ministry of Education and Science, the notebooks in which children are to take the external independent testing have already been delivered to the external examination points," the Head of Government said.
"Cancelling the external evaluation is out of question, and there are no reasons to postpone the EIT to August. If there are such reasons, the Ministry of Health and the Chief Sanitary Doctor will inform about that," the Prime Minister stressed.
According to Denys Shmyhal, the indicators according to which the external evaluation can be postponed are rather clear. These include more than 60 active patients per 100,000 population on average in Ukraine and more than 50% of regions demonstrating the above determined national indicators - the number of patients exceeds 12 per 100,000 population, more than 50% of beds occupancy in basic hospitals and testing coverage less than 12 people per 100,000 population.
"These are the parameters that may lead to the postponement of the external evaluation. Otherwise, from June 25, that is, from next Thursday, we will begin the planned process of external independent evaluation," summed up Denys Shmyhal.