Education – for everyone! The Open Policy Foundation, together with Donetsk Regional State Administration, presented new social advertisingApril 1, 2018, 1:05 p.m.
How to obtain a recognized certificate on education, enter Ukrainian higher educational institutions and vocational schools, or study by distance learning? Igor Stokoz, Deputy Chairman of Donetsk Regional State Administration and Iryna Zhdanova, Executive Director of the Open Policy Foundation, told about the opportunities of admission for schoolchildren and graduates from eastern Ukraine during a press conference on March 30 in Kramatorsk.
The participants of the press conference announced the main dates of the 2018 admission campaign to higher educational institutions and vocational schools under the simplified and ordinary procedures, as well as the mechanism of attaching to the platforms of the distance/external learning (4 steps to obtaining a secondary education in Ukraine).
“It is important that we have been able to distribute new printed products on obtaining Ukrainian education – posters and postcards - at the entry-exit checkpoint “Mayorsk,” - noted Iryna Zhdanova. - Because on the eve of Easter local residents will cross the checkpoint more often. So they will get acquainted with the educational opportunities for their children.”
Igor Stokoz thanked Iryna Zhdanova for cooperation and noted its positive results. ““Donbas-Ukraine” Educational Centers work very effectively - this is a real chance for young people from the east to obtain a quality education, - said Igor Stokoz. - Due to our effective cooperation with the Open Policy Foundation, the number of graduates, who want to become the students of Ukrainian universities and vocational schools, or to get a secondary education on a distant basis, constantly increases.”
The participants of the event announced the most important dates of the admission campaign. Thus, in 2018, during four months - from June 4 to September 28 (entrance examinations will last until September 26) - graduates from the Non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Donetska and Luhanska oblasts and “contact line” can enter higher educational institutions of Ukraine (including the vocational schools) under the simplified procedure - without passing the Independent external evaluation (IEE), as well as without passport and certificate on education.
Graduates from the east of Ukraine have the right to use the simplified procedure of admission. Without passing the Independent external evaluation, as well as without passport and certificate on education, they can enter higher education institutions or vocational schools through the “Donbas-Ukraine” Educational Centers (EC) and obtain the recognized certificates of 9 or 11 grades.
In 2018, the “Donbas-Ukraine” Educational Centers will work from June 4 to September 28 (entrance examinations will be held until September 26). Moreover, in order to be admitted to a state-financed student place, it is necessary to submit the documents by July 20, despite the fact that all the entrance examinations end on July 26.
All information about the EC with their addresses, contact details of the responsible persons, and specialties can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the website “Available education” - dostupnaosvita.com.ua.
The “Donbas-Ukraine” Educational Centers will work on the basis of 36 higher educational institutions (including their structural divisions – colleges and vocational schools): 18 displaced institutions and 18 institutions located in Donetska and Luhanska oblasts (in Kyiv, Bakhmut, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, Druzhkivka, Kramatorsk, Krasnohorivka, Kreminna, Kryvyi Rih, Kostyantynivka, Pokrovsk, Lyman, Lysychansk, Mariupol, Rubizhne, Sievierodonetsk, Starobilsk, Sloviansk, Toretsk, and Kharkiv).
Under the simplified procedure, you can enter both technical schools and colleges that are part of the EC. To be admitted to a state-funded place, you need to pass the exams by:
- July 22 - for students entering on the basis of 9 grades;- August 7 - on the basis of 11 grades
According to Iryna Zhdanova, the simplified procedure can be also used during the admission to the vocational schools. At these schools, you can be admitted to a state-funded student place by October, but you need to take into account the fact that the EC will work until September 28. However, in the absence of the recognized certificates of 9 or 11 grades, it is necessary to submit documents by September 28 in order to undergo the simplified procedure of obtaining educational documents at the “Donbas-Ukraine” Educational Centers.
If the graduates from the east of Ukraine receive the recognized educational documents and pass the Independent external evaluation, but do not get the score of 100 points or more, they will have the right to submit the certificate of the Independent external evaluation of 2016, 2017 or 2018, except the IEE certificates on English, French, German, and Spanish languages. IEE certificates on foreign languages must be obtained in 2018.
Under the ordinary procedure, graduates from the east can enter any university in Ukraine or any educational institution in the world. To do this, they need to study by distance or external learning at schools in the Government-controlled area (GCA) and pass the Independent external evaluation. Graduates from eastern Ukraine can pass this examination during the main session (registration has already ended), and the additional one (registration will last from May 3 to May 21).
The website “Available education” with the video lessons on Ukrainian language and literature, history of Ukraine, mathematics, and other subjects for preparation for the Independent external evaluation and State final examination, STEM/STrEAM course video lessons, and current educational information for the residents of the eastern Ukraine and Crimea (step-by-step instructions, news, contacts of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and so on) continues to operate at the Open Policy Foundation.
At first, graduates must apply to one of the schools, which are located in the GCA, and study there by distance or external learning. Then they will get the recognized certificates on the education of 9 or 11 grades. In order to become a student of any higher educational institution of Ukraine, it is necessary to pass the Independent external evaluation. To do this, graduates must register for the additional session of the IEE, which will last from May 3 to May 21. The IEE will be held from 2 to 11 July. It is important that the residents of Crimea and NGCA of Donetsk and Luhansk regions can submit a package of documents for registration on IEE in electronic form.
Thus, during the period of the work of the EC, graduates from eastern Ukraine have the right to enter the authorized higher educational institutions: - under the simplified procedure (without passing the Independent external evaluation, as well as without passport and certificate);
- on the results of three entrance exams (if entrants have the Ukrainian certificate);
- on the results of the Independent external evaluation (certificates of 2016, 2017 or 2018).
According to the ordinary procedure of admission, all the documents must be submitted by July 20. After that, the admission through the EC on the contract place will be conducted by the end of September. It should be emphasized that after the end of the admission campaign, at the request of authorized universities, the vacant state-funded places were redistributed.
During the press conference, a video clip titled “State Guarantees of Equal Access to Education” and a step-by-step instruction “4 Steps to Obtaining a Secondary Education in Ukraine” were demonstrated. Iryna Zhdanova also presented a new social advertising (posters and postcards) on the 2018 admission campaign and announced a pilot project on teacher training based on Israeli experience.
A full video of the press conference can be found at the link
The executive director of the NGO “Open Policy Foundation” presented a new social advertising at a meeting with the head of the Yasynuvata District State Administration Mykola Kovalenko, the head of the District Department of Education, the director of the base school and other district educators, in the village Ocheretyne of Donetska oblast.
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