Decentralisation of education has quantitative and qualitative results, and today we have several main tasks: the continuation of development of the network of hub schools, introduction of the New Ukrainian School from the 1st of September in all schools with the simultaneous development of the New Educational Space, as well as inclusive education. The tasks also include: provision of schools with new equipment, buses, construction of infrastructure around hub schools, etc., informed Hennadii Zubko, Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services of Ukraine, during the conference call on reforming education within the framework of decentralisation.
"In Ukraine, 504 hub schools have already been established, with 970 branches attached. Comparing with 2016, when there were 137 of them, in one and a half years we managed to establish 367 hub schools. There are leading oblasts in this process – the largest number of hub schools is observed in the Kyiv (34), Kirovohrad (66), Lviv (44), Zhytomyr (36), and Chernihiv (30) Oblasts,” said Hennadii Zubko.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the issue of establishing hub schools in AHs is also a priority. 208 hub schools have been created in AHs, with 390 branches attached. The Zhytomyr (27 in AHs), Chernihiv (19 in AHs), Ternopil (17 in AHs), Volyn (16 in AHs) Oblasts are among the leaders in the establishment of hub schools in hromadas.
"The Zakarpattia Oblast is an outsider with no hub schools established so far. The process is very slow in the Ivano-Frankivsk, Mykolayiv, Cherkasy Oblasts – there are only 6-7 hub schools per oblast. Therefore, I once again address the hromadas and emphasise the specific KPi for hub schools’ implementation. This is the quality of education and results of the external independent testing of primarily the children living in your hromadas," noted Hennadii Zubko.
60 out of 115 projects for the development of the New Educational Space in Ukraine have been implemented. This is not just about a bright design, artistically decorated facades of schools and painted walls, this is a necessary educational ecosystem. The school stops being a "disciplinary space", the school becomes a space for development and interaction. And it is for this purpose that the Standards, developed by MinRegion for typical projects on the New Educational Space, operate. Hub school should provide education of equal quality both in the city and in the countryside.
A separate direction is the introduction of the New Ukrainian School. According to the official, the New Ukrainian School with new equipment, materials, approaches, opportunities and methodologies should be created in a completely new infrastructure. These are not only new sports halls, educational workshops or sports grounds around, this is, first and foremost, an environment that should change the mentality of the children studying there. "I emphasise, the New Ukrainian School will have its maximum effect only with the development of the New Educational Space," said Hennadii Zubko.
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