MINISTRY FOR REINTEGRATION, MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND MINISTRY OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ARE WORKING TO DEVELOP AN ONLINE APPLICATION MECHANISM FOR ADMISSION TO UKRAINIAN HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS FOR CHILDREN FROM ORDLO
The Ministry for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine together with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Digital Transformation are working to develop an online application mechanism for admission to higher education institutions in the Government-controlled territory of Ukraine for children from the temporary occupied territories of certain areas of Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Inna Holovanchuk, Deputy Minister for Reintegration of the Temporary Occupied Territories of Ukraine stated the aforementioned.
“We already have an understanding of how to introduce the electronic application of documents to Ukrainian higher education institutions, while only technical issues remain,” noted Inna Holovanchuk.
According to her, every year up to 1500 children from the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea come to the Government-controlled territory of Ukraine to continue their education in the Ukrainian higher education institutions.
“And this year there will probably be more of them. Therefore, our task is to make every effort so these children could realize their right to education, despite the fact that the occupation authorities try to deprive them from their right by all means, including by blocking the departure of children from TOT to apply documents,” emphasized Deputy Minister.
As it is known, last week the occupation authorities in Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts did not allow applicants from TOT to the Government-controlled territory of Ukraine to pass External Independent Testing (EIT) and apply documents for admission.
Earlier, the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed a law on the possibility to enter Ukrainian Universities for residents of the temporarily occupied territories of Donbas and Crimea without mandatory EIT, which the Verkhovna Rada adopted on July 3, 2020.