Over past ten years, number of students in Ukraine fell by half, - Minister of Education

Source : 112 Ukraine

The decession in flow of funds leads to a decrease in the number of teachers
13:09, 24 December 2019

The number of students in Ukraine has reduced by half over the last ten years. Minister of Education and Science Anna Novosad said this during the presentation of the Concept of Reform of Financing and Management of Higher Education Institutions, UNN reported.

"The number of students has reduced almost by half over the last 10 years," Novosad said.

According to her, the reduction in funds allocated leads to a decrease in the number of teachers.

"Less money is being allocated for the same number of teachers," Novosad added.

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As we reported earlier, in early December, the results of the international study on the quality of education PISA were published, which in 2018 was joined by almost 80 countries, including Ukraine for the first time. According to the rating, Ukraine is in the middle of the list of participating countries with results of 466 points in reading, 453 points in mathematics and 469 points in natural sciences (the best indicator in each industry is defined as 1000 points). 

Commenting on these indicators during the presentation of the National Report on the results of the study, Anna Novosad noted: “I read the report only once, but this is enough to get the so-called PISA shock and see the problems that exist in our system. Although in general, our results are not as bad as some expected”.

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