Катерина Павліченко, заступниця міністра внутрішніх справ, Медіацентр Україна-Укрінформ, 15 серпня
August 15, 2022, 13:07

“About 40 Percent of Schools Are Ready for the New Academic Year,” Ministry of Internal Affairs

The new academic year will start in a couple of weeks. All government institutions related to the educational process and the public sector are working to make sure that the learning starts safely and on time. It is our shared goal to enable as many schools as possible to work offline in conformity with all the safety rules.

Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, stated this at her briefing at Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“Local governments are setting up Education Institution Assessment Panels and deciding whether a school may work offline. Specialists of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine are engaged in the work of these panels; they inspect a school and come up with recommendations on the possibility for the school in question to start the teaching process offline,” she said.

By mid-August, over 21,000 educational institutions, or 80% of all educational institutions in the territory controlled by Ukraine, had been inspected.

“In terms of safety requirements, about 40% are prepared for the new academic year. However, it is up to local governments to decide whether to resume the teaching process,” she emphasized.

Also, the State Emergency Service and the Ministry of Education and Science introduced so-called Safety Classes in the schools to teach civil protection and emergency response procedures. Several safety classes have already been established in Ukraine, some of them at schools.

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