Russian-language schools to swtich to Ukrainian

Source : 112 Ukraine

Teachers from these schools will undergo extension courses in the Ukrainian language
11:54, 20 January 2020

Teachers who work in Russian-language schools will undergo the extension courses in order to switch to Ukrainian as the working language. Anna Novosad, Ukraine's Minister of Education and Science reported that as quoted by the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

"We're getting ready to switch the schools that employed Russian language to Ukrainian since September (in the fifth grade). At that, Russian language and literature will still be available. Besides, there are options for optional courses and out-of-school activities. And Ukrainian will remain in the junior grades", Novosad said.

The Minister added that teachers and school students would undergo an adaptation period; education programs might need correction, too. 

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"As a matter of fact, training teachers is more important to us so that they were ready to teach in Ukrainian and improve their skills. We'll make separate extension courses for them, and a summer school, so that they could improve their Ukrainian", Novosad concluded.

The Russian-language schools are supposed to switch to Ukrainian in September 2020.

Related: Russia believes Ukraine's law on secondary education discriminates Russian language


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