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ENIC UKRAINE Digest Online

ENIC UKRAINE recaps 2019 and chalks out its pathway for 2020 in its last in the previous decade and the first in the ongoing decade digest «Recognition of qualifications in Ukraine and worldwide».

2019 will remain in the history of our Centre as the year of our 10th anniversary. We have a lot to be proud of and a lot to be striving for: ambitious international projects, fruitful cooperation with our partners within the ENIC-NARIC Networks and in Ukraine, active involvement into the drafting process and reviewing of the national legislation and international documents concerning education, supporting HEIs in organizing the recognition procedure in compliance with the current legal regulations and the best world practices, steady and high-quality everyday work in verification and recognition service provision, informing and consulting on education systems, academic mobility, building fair, comprehensive and transparent recognition procedures in Ukraine, creating positive image and good reputation of Ukrainian education across the world.

All the above-mentioned and more in the new ENIC UKRAINE digest «Recognition of qualifications in Ukraine and worldwide».

Do we comply? ENIC Ukraine takes part in the first PLA of the I-Comply project


The Global Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education to be adopted by the UNESCO 40th General Conference Session


Do I-Comply? Inviting HEIs to discuss the compliance of the foreign qualifications recognition in Ukraine with LRC


Higher Education Admission Requirements for the Students from the Arab Republic of Egypt for the Academic Year 2018-2019


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The basic school (5-9 grades) provides a basic general secondary education, which is the foundation of secondary education for all school children, developing them to a point where they are ready to choose a form of further education and specialization. At this stage, general educational institutions create for pupils conditions for self-paced and more in-depth study of specific subjects important for the targeted higher educational institution (lyceum, gymnasium, vocational-technical school, educational institution of the І—II accreditation levels, etc.).

Duration. Schooling in the basic school takes 5 years. The right to provide a basic general secondary education is granted to general educational institutions of the 2nd accreditation level.

The study conditions in the basic school, as a rule, differ from those in the elementary school, i.e., new subjects are introduced, the teacher and class collectives change, as well as the study regime.

Knowledge assessment. The knowledge of pupils is measured on a 12-point scale, with marks ranging from 1 to 12 awarded.

The educational content of the basic school is the same for all pupils. The personal approach is implemented through individual study methods, depending on the learning proclivity of a child, as well as extracurricular classes.

Academic hours in the basic school are distributed among fields of study and their content is determined in the basic curriculum approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, standard curricula developed by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine, working curricula of general educational institutions, and so on.

Basic curriculum. The basic curriculum of the basic school has two components: invariable and variable.

General educational institutions with teaching in national minority languages, specialized schools, lyceums, gymnasiums, and colleges are allowed to increase the study load limit for the account of the overall study limit to a level not exceeding the sanitary and hygienic standards.

The educational level of graduates of general educational institutions of the ІІ accreditation level is controlled through state final examinations. The content, forms, procedure, and schedule of such annual examinations are determined on an annual basis and approved by the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

Graduate. A graduate of a basic school (9-year pupils) receives a certificate of basic general secondary education  and supplement to it specifying the scores earned for educational achievements. For excellent academic achievements, graduates are awarded certificates of a basic general secondary education with distinction.

Graduates who fail an examination in at least one subject receive school report cards. Pupils who fail to obtain an education-confirming document may continue studying externally.

Graduates of specialized schools (boarding schools) for children requiring physical and/or mental development correction receive certificates of completion of a specialized school (boarding school).

A certificate of a basic general secondary education entitles its holder to enrollment in a 3rd accreditation level school, vocational-technical educational institution, or institution of higher learning of the I-II accreditation levels.