The government approved the proposal of the Ministry of Education and Science on reform of the secondary education “New Ukrainian School”.
«This change is nicely illustrated by a metaphor: one may read quickly, and one may read with understanding. The School of competencies is reading with understanding», – asserted the Minister of Education and Science Lilia Grynevych.
According to the new concept, the schoolchildren will spend 12 years while learning because the three-year vocational school will appear. Raised quality of school education will enable the three-year education on most of the bachelor specialties. «So these things will compensate each other», – the Minister added.
At the beginning of the school year 2016-2017, the first steps were done toward the implementation of the Concept. The scope of homework decreased in the elementary school. Children are allowed to write in pencil instead of a pen, and teachers may no longer make corrections in red color. Also, evaluation of calligraphic writing was canceled, and the points became confidential information. In other words, they are disclosed only to a pupil and his parents.
It bears reminding that the Government of Ukraine raised wages for school teachers on December 14. Next year, the teacher’s salary will grow by 50% in average.