review the system of education quality evaluation. It has to be fully
transparent and independent," Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk underlined
at a meeting of the Ministry of Education and Science on Friday, July 3.
be people whom the community trusts, who are not corrupt, have no "liaisons"
and think only one category - our country must possess the European quality of
education," Arseniy Yatsenyuk said.
He also stressed
that according to the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum
on quality of the education system, Ukraine occupies the 72nd rank.
Minister noted that in general Ukraine improved its global competitiveness
rating last year, slightly improved its position: "Our ranking in higher
education and training increased from 43 to 40, ranking in quality of primary
education rose from 62 to 43, while quality of schools is a disaster, only 88 rank. The level of business investment in training - 92 rank."
He focused on the
importance of the social function of the business: "If you want to have
professional people - invest in vocational education as well. After all, it is
the efficiency of any company, this is the index of
competitiveness. The stronger start you have, the more
intelligent people you have, the more efficient you are, the more competitive
you are in the market, the more you sell earn."
emphasized the right path of reforms, implemented by the Ministry of Education.
At the same time, he underlined, "there is no time to waste":
"Procrastination will cost us too much."
"Our youth is
of high value for the country. And the most important thing we can give our
Ukrainian youth is education and knowledge. It is the responsibility of the
state and authorities to our citizens and to our future," he stressed.
that only intelligent, educated, intellectual people can change the country,
"Progress is not where large amounts of oil and gas. Progress is only
where the mind drives reforms and moves the country forward. This is intelligence
in the economy, this is intelligence in law and
political intelligence in the Parliament. It hinges on us what kind of a country
we will have just in a few years."