Non-Mandatory Examination in Ukraine 

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, February 14, 2022
Non-Mandatory Examination in Ukraine 

Chairman of the Committee on Science and Education Serhii Babak and his associates invite the government to approve the draft law on the non-compulsory pre-university examination

Amendments are proposed to Ukraine’s legislative acts to provide additional social and economic guarantees in connection with the spread of the COVID-19 disease. The main change is that independent examinations are not required. After graduating from school, Ukrainian students take intermediate examinations. The points they get when they pass the tests become university tickets. As for admission to the chosen institute, applicants submit certificates with points from independent examinations. This process has been proposed to be suspended in the country.

Deputies cite the risk of infection during the exam. They also fight for justice. For example, they cite cases where a student fell ill with COVID-19 before taking the exam and could not take the test.

Of course, Serhii Babak does not offer universities to accept children without grades. As an alternative to the regular examinations, the deputy proposes admission to universities for:

  • Results of the annual evaluation in schools;
  • Results of independent testing.

On 1 February the registration for the exams has already started. Therefore, Ukrainian schoolchildren need to register for the tests. To change their choice and submit annual university assessments, Ukrainian applicants could later, if the government passed the relevant law.

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