Education mediator says he has information about preparing to cancel UPE
Education mediator Sergei Gorbachev said he had received unofficial information from government sources regarding the alleged preparation of a decision to cancel the independent external assessment.
Gorbachev announced it on Facebook.
“In less than an hour, I received information from three independent sources at the same time, documents are being prepared with the high authorities to abolish the UPR in general. The information comes from people I have known for a long time and in whom I trust, although it has not yet been officially confirmed, “said the report.
The education mediator noted that he wanted above all to “dispel panic”. And he hopes these are just rumors, perhaps an attempt to “test the reaction of society”.
“If this is not the case, I look forward to an unambiguous statement on the inviolability of the UPR as a reliable tool guaranteeing equal rights of access to higher education”, a stressed Gorbachev.
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According to him, if the USE is canceled, “this means that, taking advantage of the pandemic situation, certain unknown characters (but who will soon become known with certainty) plan to return bribes and corruption to the teaching Ukrainian during entrance exams to higher education institutions “. .
Gorbachev also added that without the UPR, gifted children would not be able to enter the coveted university without bribes.
“This means that we are finally losing the chance that Ukrainian higher education will develop and have a chance of reaching the world level. It means even more” flight of intelligent people “to foreign universities,” wrote the Ombudsman.
He also launched the #RukiGetV_dZNO flash mob and encouraged people to join him.
As reported by Ukrinform, the mayor of Kiev, Vitaliy Klitschko, said that in Kiev he had decided to pass the optional UPR for graduates who would not enter higher education institutions in Ukraine this year. According to Klitschko, the epidemiological situation in the capital is complicated and this should be understood by the Ministry of Education.
On Monday, June 15, a VNO essay on Ukrainian language and literature is scheduled to take place. A test EPU in other subjects will take place on June 17.
The main UPR session in Ukraine will take place from June 25 to July 17, 2020.
Earlier, due to quarantine, the Ministry of Education and Science changed the conditions of the university entry campaign. Applications and documents will be accepted from August 13 to 22 (for candidates based on the UPR results), and until August 16 for candidates who pass the entrance exams to a higher education institution.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru