Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk says it is time for the country “to take concrete actions in order to integrate into the European space.”
The Polish language could be included in the list of subjects in which the final evaluation is carried out in Ukrainian schools and which serve as an entrance test to universities, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk announced on Tuesday.
The senior official held a conversation with representatives of the Ministry of Education and the Ukrainian Center for Assessment of Educational Quality to discuss the possibility that students Ukrainians can continue their studies in Poland and Polish students in Ukraine.
Vereshchuk declared in a statement that it is time for the country “to move to concrete actions in order to integrate into the European space“.
“The first step is to learn the languages of neighboring countries. And this step should be mutual: the Poles are ready to include Ukrainian as a foreign language in the list of academic subjects. At the same time, the Ukrainian side should develop a strategy for take the exams in Polish”, defended the minister. “And if this requires changes to the legislation, this process should start today,” she added.
According to the statement, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine is already working on an algorithm for the recognition and accreditation of the results of Polish state exams so that students from the neighboring country can enroll in Ukrainian educational centers.
In turn, the representatives of the ministry reported on Admission conditions for Ukrainian students in Polish schools.
“The Ukrainian side is open to cooperation with Poland at all levels to ensure that our young people have access to high-quality European education,” Vereshchuk said.