President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law that will let graduates from temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions enter higher education institutions without external independent testing. The press service of the Office of the President reports this.
As noted in the explanatory note, the law amends the law "On Higher Education", which will expand the possibilities for admission to higher education institutions of applicants from the temporarily occupied territory and settlements on the contact line, as well as other individual categories of people.
The law proposes to give the opportunity for entrance examinations within the established quotas for applicants, whose place of residence is the temporarily occupied territory and the territory of settlements on the contact line, to all higher educational institutions.
Earlier, quotas were envisaged only for applicants from the Crimea and Sevastopol. And applicants from temporarily occupied territories could enter only 91 Ukrainian universities according to a simplified system without passing an external independent testing.
As we reported, 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.