Verkhovna Rada changes rules of admission for graduates from occupied territories

Source : 112 Ukraine

310 MPs voted in favour of a relevant draft bill
18:27, 3 July 2020

Verkhovna Rada

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has adopted a bill № 3734, which will allow graduates from temporarily occupied territories to enter higher education institutions without passing the external independent evaluation, in the first reading. 310 MPs voted in favour of it.

The online broadcast was conducted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

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According to the explanatory note, the bill amends the law "On higher education": it will expand opportunities for admission to higher education institutions for applicants from the temporarily occupied territory and settlements on the line of contact, as well as other categories of persons.

As we reported earlier, on June 3, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a decree on the establishment of the Council for the development of higher education.

The task of the Council will be to improve the quality and content of higher education in Ukraine, to prepare proposals on improving the legislation on the financial autonomy of higher education institutions among foreign students.

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