During an online communication with the US university community, President Volodymyr Zelensky invited scientists to join the program to restore schools and universities in Ukraine, the press service of the President’s Office reported on Monday.
As the head of state said, a big plan for the restoration of Ukraine is being developed, which, in particular, provides for the restoration of schools, universities, institutes and other educational institutions.
“Thousands of educational institutions have been destroyed. For us, this is a great tragedy. Therefore, we will only be grateful to you if we have such restoration projects at the level of ministries of education, the level of educational programs, the level of universities,” the president said.
“When we talk about resumption, it is not only a question of money, but also of specialists. Because we can build some kind of institute, university, but it is very important that there are people who are carriers of knowledge and specialists. Therefore, we are ready for such joint work and will be very grateful if you help us develop new educational programs,” he added.
Zelensky stressed that the plan for the restoration of Ukraine provides for programs for the restoration of various sectors of the economy and public life.
“We are forming partnerships with this or that institution, with this or that state. We even have patronage. We already have several examples. I know that the United States will choose for itself a suitable region for the restoration of our country, Canada, European states,” the President said.
For the first time in history, the head of the Ukrainian state addressed the students and leaders of major universities under the auspices of the American Association of Universities. Representatives of about fifty institutions joined the meeting, including Yale University, Harvard University, Boston University, Duke University, Cornell University, Brown University. About 5.5 thousand students watched the live broadcast on campuses, the press service reports.
The Ministry of Education and Science says that Ukrainian students abroad prefer online education in their native schools.
“Ukrainian students abroad prefer online education in their native schools. Also, the children want to complete the school year with their teachers and according to the Ukrainian educational program,” Shkarlet is quoted by the press service of the ministry.
It is noted that the Ministry of Education and the State Service for the Quality of Education are trying to facilitate schoolchildren’s access to curricula implemented by educational institutions and Ukrainian educational online resources.
From next Monday, November 22, full-time education in the capital’s schools will be resumed, mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko has said.
“The Commission for Emergency Situations of the city made a decision to resume full-time education in the capital’s schools from next Monday, November 22. For students of all grades,” the mayor wrote on his Telegram channel on Wednesday.
The schools in Ukraine in the new academic year will work in line with the adaptive quarantine rules, Health Minister of Ukraine Maksym Stepanov has said.
“I should recall that the schools will not work only in the cities or districts, where the red epidemiological hazard level would be introduced,” he told a Saturday briefing.
“In all other [residential locations] marked with green, yellow and orange, respectively, they will work as usual with strict observation of the rules approved for the school education process. They include wearing masks and some other restrictions introduced by the rules. I would like to recall once again that we must respect all of these rules for the sake of our children’s health,” the minister said.