Ministry of Education: Only 41% of institutions are ready for the beginning of the academic year

Oleg Panfilovych

Only 41% of educational institutions in Ukraine are ready for the academic year in war conditions.

This is reported by Interfax-Ukraine.

The Minister of Internal Affairs, Denys Monastyrskyi, and the Minister of Education and Science, Serhiy Shkarlet, said that they had checked the readiness of 80% of institutions in Ukraine.

According to Scarlett, the form of the educational process will depend on the security situation, and parents will have the decisive vote. Commenting on the information that school administrations allegedly force parents to sign an agreement that in the event of an emergency, they will not have any claims against the school administration or employees, Scarlett said: "Itʼs basically a kind of self-dealing, because under any situation..." parents, if they brought the child to school...the school is responsible for the child."

In his turn, Monastyrsky emphasized that with the offline format of education, the responsibility for safety lies with the administration of the educational institution. The head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs noted that local authorities are primarily responsible for preparing educational institutions for a safe educational process.

According to Monastyrskyi, the worst situation with readiness for a safe new school year is in Mykolaiv and Poltava oblast, the best is in Lviv, Chernivtsi oblasts and Kyiv.

  • Education ombudsman Serhiy Horbachev said that most parents want to leave distance learning from September 1. Also, the number of equipped storage facilities in schools is quite low.
  • The government recommends that schools start learning in an offline format from September 1, and universities, except for the first courses, from August 15. Local authorities should organize training on the evacuation of students to shelters and safety lessons, create visualization of the way to shelters, provide all conditions for stay and study in shelters. Also, every educational institution should have a panic button in case of an emergency.