Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal chaired a meeting on the implementation of educational projects in Ukraine with the participation of the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Economy, the Ministry of Digital Transformation, and the Ministry of Finance.
The Prime Minister heard a report from the Ministry of Education and Science on the start of the school year. This year, an additional 500,000 children who previously studied online have returned to school.
“We have to make sure that they are safe and have all the necessary conditions for learning. So we are actively building shelters and buying buses. Funds have been allocated for this,” said Denys Shmyhal.
Participants in the meeting also discussed expanding opportunities for applicants. In addition to the state order, the introduction of grants for students is being considered.
In order to fulfil the task of the previous meeting, the Ministry of Economy is developing a labour market forecast. This will be used to formulate an up-to-date state order, taking into account the needs of wartime.
Government officials paid particular attention to military education. The Prime Minister stressed that this was a priority for the coming years.
Participants in the meeting also noted the growing demand for vocational and professional education. According to Denys Shmyhal, Ukraine will need such specialists in the future to rebuild the country, so the Government will do everything to facilitate their education.
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 and Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Education and Science Oksen Lisovyi, and Minister of Finance Sergii Marchenko.