Why Ukraine Needs New Law On Education?

To Guarantee Ethnic Minorities And Indigenous Peoples Their Right To Study Mother Tongue


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Children from ethnic minorities can obtain education in their native language:

  • In pre-school educational institutions
  • In primary schools (1 to 4 grades)

Children study their native language and Ukrainian. They can also study several subjects in the native language:

  • In basic school (grades 5 to 9)
  • In high school (grades 10 to 11 and 12 grade after the reform is launched)
  • In higher educational institutions of Ukraine

To Increase Academic Achievements Of Those Using Ethnic Minority Language While Studying in Schools

65%

of pupils from the Hungarian minority did not pass the external independent testing in the Ukrainian language and literature

64%

of pupils from the Romanian minority did not pass the external independent testing in the Ukrainian language and literature

75%

of pupils from the Hungarian minority who compactly live in Berehove city (Transcarpathian region) did not pass the external independent testing in the Ukrainian language and literature

To Give Bigger Opportunities to Ethnic Minorities And Indigenous Peoples

With knowledge of the state language a person can:

  • Enter a university in Ukraine
  • Be eligible for public service
  • Apply for public offices in local governments



Law On Education Complies with Current Legislature

  • Constitution of Ukraine. Articles: 10, 53, 22, 23, 24
  • Decision of the Constitutional Court as of 14 December 1999 on interpretation of Article 10 in the Constitution of Ukraine on the use of the state language by authorities, local governments and in educational institutions of Ukraine

Ukraine Fully Respects Its International Agreements And Obligations

  • Framework Convention for the Protection of Ethnic Minorities
  • European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages
  • The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of Ethnic Minorities
  • Convention against Discrimination in Education (UNESCO), 1960
  • Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to Ethnic or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, 1992
  • The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of Ethnic Minorities
  • 14 intergovernmental agreements