The education act does not limit the languages of national minorities, and protect the public. This was stated by President Petro Poroshenko on Friday, October 6, during a meeting with the finalists of the Global Teacher Prize Ukraine. About it reports a press-service of the head of state.

“It is very important that in the education act we are not just defended the Ukrainian language, but in fact does not restrict the languages of national minorities nor Hungarian, nor Slovak, or Romanian,” said the President and added that the new law allows children to learn and understand the Ukrainian language.

The head of state stressed that educational reform, including inclusive education, creating unique opportunities for children with special needs.

“We managed to adopt a law on education, which radically changes all educational technologies,” he said, noting that “education should be transferred from the state budget expenditures to the investment – investing in the future”.

“I very much support the changes that are taking place, and rejoice in the new law on education, – said, in turn, the initiator of the project Global Teacher Prize Ukraine Zoya Lytvyn. She noted that is very important “an example of teachers who inspire their students” and noted that “the main purpose of this award is to promote the teaching profession and raise it to a new level.”

It is also reported that the participants of the meeting agreed that all proposals from the professional environment of teachers on the renewal of the educational reforms in terms of adoption of the new law on secondary education will be considered.

Global Teacher Prize – the international competition of teachers who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. The award is based, to emphasize the importance of teachers and the fact that worldwide, their efforts are being recognized at the highest level.

September 14, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zaharieva said that the foreign Ministers of Hungary, Romania, Greece and Bulgaria will send a letter to the OSCE with the “signal” that the new law of Ukraine about education should not affect the rights of national minorities.

October 3, foreign Minister of Hungary péter Szijjártó stated that Hungary and Romania intend to join efforts in order to change the education act.

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Ukraine defended the state language – Poroshenko 08.10.2017

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