15 March 2019, 12:37

Number of educational centers Crimea-Ukraine increased threefold - Ministry of Education of Ukraine

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Over the past three years, the number of educational centers Crimea-Ukraine has increased from 12 to 35 units.

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine reported about the development, as cited by UNN agency.

The department explained that in 2016, during the university admissions process, 12 educational centers Crimea-Ukraine worked on the basis of universities in cities of Dnipro, Zaporizhia, Kyiv, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Kharkiv and Kherson.

In 2017-2018, more centers appeared cities Berdyansk, Izmail, Melitopol, Odesa and Pervomaisk.

According to the ministry, over the three years of operation of the Crimea-Ukraine educational centers, the number of people entering with their assistance has increased significantly: 153 residents of Crimea in 2016, in 2017 – 204, and in 2018 – 227 people.

Entry through educational centers is carried out according to a simplified procedure. It provides for admission without External Independent Evaluation test – applicants take 2 examinations of the state final certification in the Ukrainian language and history of Ukraine, as well as one entrance exam (or creativity competition).

Ukrainian passport and school certificate are also optional for entry. In orders of enrollment the names of university entrants coming from the occupied territories must be encrypted.

However, the simplified procedure for entering is only used at those higher educational institutions on the basis of which educational centers operate.

The Ministry of Education explained that, for those coming from the Crimea to Ukrainian universities, a quota of 20% is provided for places of state order.

Earlier, it was reported that for the first time the submitted draft law on secondary education of Ukraine took into account the educational needs of indigenous peoples, including the Crimean Tatars. According to the First Deputy Minister of Information Policy, Emine Dzheppar, the document provides for the right to study in the language of the indigenous people along with the state language from 1 to 11 (12) grade.