Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Viacheslav Kyrylenko held a meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission on the national and patriotic education devoted to the practice of introducing national and patriotic education of children and youth in the education system. The event took place at the National Museum of the History of Ukraine in Kyiv.
"Education is a key issue in the national and patriotic education. The educational process a child is part from pre-school, taking into account the basic school, out-of-school education and to higher education, must provide for the national component of patriotic education. If in the educational process we don’t lay the basis for an important for the country upbringing to promote the national identity, then we will not remedy it through the use of any particular programs", stressed the Vice Prime Minister during the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission.
Regarding the progress of introduction of the national and patriotic education in the education system there took floor the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevych and representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Ukraine.
The participants of the meeting also discussed enhancing the effectiveness of the implementation of the Strategy of the National and Patriotic Education of Children and Youth for 2016-2020, approved by the Decree of the President of Ukraine dated October 13, 2015, No. 580.
On the outcomes of the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission, Government decisions aimed at further development of the system of national patriotic education will be developed.
It should be noted, today, on the submissions by Vice Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko and Minister of Education and Science Liliya Hrynevych, the Government has adopted a new provision on the military-patriotic game "Jura", thereby stipulating for proper inter-departmental interaction that will provide an opportunity to make the game more interesting for children and youth, minimize the formalist approach.
As is known, the Interdepartmental Commission on the National and Patriotic Education was established under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Resolution in 2015. The Commission consists of representatives of public patriotic organizations of Ukraine, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Information Policy, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Finance, State Border Service, State Emergency Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, National Police, SBU, MPs, members of the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance.