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Ukrainian govt approves state standard of secondary education

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is expected to take effect in 2022
18:52, 30 September 2020

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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has approved a new state standard of secondary education, which will come into force in 2022. The decision was made at today's session of the government.

The approved state standard identified 11 basic competencies that children should learn in school:

fluency in the state language; ability to communicate in foreign languages; mathematics and technological competence; innovation and openness to new ideas; entrepreneurship and financial literacy; ability to learn throughout life etc.

The abovementioned standard also defines the requirements for learning outcomes in nine educational areas:

culture and literature; mathematics; nature; technologies; computer science; social and health care; society and history; art culture; physical education.

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As we reported earlier, according to Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the Ukrainian government has no intention to submit any changes to the law on education in order to please other countries.

"As the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, I should act according to the incumbent legal framework of my country. When the law was passed, the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe offered a number of corrections. Ukraine submitted changes to the law and lived up to the recommendations of the Venice Commission. We have no plans to change the law again, so as to live up to demands of particular countries," the official said.

Related: Ukraine’s Healthcare Ministry develops rules for safe education at schools

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