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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: The system of education quality evaluation must be fully transparent and independent
03.07.2015 | 15:51
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

"We must 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.

"There must 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.

The Prime 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."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk 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.

He underlined 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."


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