Ukraine marks the Day of Knowledge on Thursday, September 1. Traditionally the schools hold the solemn line, and universities organize the ceremony of consecration freshmen students this day.
About 393 700 first graders have their very first day at school.
The schools will conduct the first lesson, the topic of which the educational institutions will determine themselves. For example, Kyiv authorities allowed not holding the solemn line at schools.
Children will learn by the updated curriculum.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko congratulated pupils and students on September 1.
"I congratulate the pupils and students, teachers and professors with this holiday! Let this school year bring you a great success!" the President wrote on Facebook.
Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said in his congratulatory message that "investments in education re the investments in the future". He also promised that the salaries of education workers will raise two-stage up the tariff system next year.
“I congratulate every family in which there are those who study and teach on Knowledge Day! The investment in education is an investment in the future. We have identified education as one of the priorities, creating a budget for next year and plan to increase funding by about 10 billion. In particular, the salaries of education workers will raise two-stage up the tariff system next year”, PM wrote.