This year the urgent issue for the Education Ministry of Ukraine is quality of the Ukrainian education. Stanyslav Nikolayenko the Education Minister of Ukraine told today at the press conference, the ForUm’s correspondent informs.

“The matter concerns the quality of education as a result of which people should gain new stage of their life. It should reflect on their well-being and social status,” he explained.

According to the Minister, there are many new modern schools in Ukraine nowadays. “Bu the majority of schools works for economy of industrial-agrarian state of the middle of XX century,” he added.

He noted that the Education Ministry of Ukraine found plenty of shortcomings, having analyzed the education sphere.

Nikolayenko named the main problem of high educational institutions of Ukraine – scientific constituent took a “back seat” The Minister explained that 30% of the Ukrainian universities practically do not deal with research work during the studying process.

Moreover he noted that there are staff problems in the universities.

The Education Ministry intends to revise status of the Ukrainian educational institutions.

According to Nikolayenko, this year license terms for educational institutions will be changed. They will be more “strict and objective”. “It will lead to reconsideration of structure of our universities. It won’t influence the number of students,” the Minister explained.

Nikolayenko said that the Education Ministry tries to improve material-technical resources of higher educational institutions.

He informed that last year the state budget allocated UAH 127 million for development of fundamental applied researches in universities.


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