Poroshenko not exclude the new edition of the law on secondary education

The results of the negotiations of Ukraine with the European partners can be included in the new edition of the law on secondary education. This was at a meeting with teachers on September 28 in Kiev, said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko. The President’s speech was broadcast channel «112 Ukraine».

«The results of the examination and this discussion, the results of the negotiations with our partners can be taken into account in the new edition of the law on secondary education», – said Poroshenko.

He also added that in Ukraine it is necessary to form space for the use of languages of national minorities.

«Ukraine has demonstrated and will demonstrate such respect to the rights of national minorities, which fully meets our international obligations and is in harmony with European standards,» – said the head of state.

On 5 September the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the second reading the law «On education», September 28 the act came into force.

The document introduces 12-year school education and the educational office of the Ombudsman, as well as expanding the use of the Ukrainian language in education.

Concern about the language of the article in the law has raised a number of countries: Hungary, Moldova, Poland, Russia, and Bulgaria and Greece.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Hungary stated that they would block any further rapprochement between Ukraine and the EU because of the law «On education».

The Minister of foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin noted that Ukraine maintains the conditions for learning minority languages. According to him, knowledge of the state language is a matter of national security.

Press Secretary of the EU high representative in foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini Maya Kosyanchich said that the Ukrainian authorities should as soon as possible to appeal to the Council of Europe for expert opinion on the new law «On education» section is about the language of education was criticized.

Poroshenko not exclude the new edition of the law on secondary education 28.09.2017

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