NGOs support a compromise bill on higher education
The new law on higher education should be developed on the basis of the compromise bill number 1187-2, which was prepared by a working group led by Mykhailo Zhurovsky. Such conclusions were reached at the round table "The law on higher education: what, where, when?" held on June 12, in Kyiv by the Public platform of educational policy supported by the International Foundation "Renaissance."
According to the chairman of the Center for Educational Monitoring Pavlo Polyansky, the bill of Mykhailo Zhurovsky proposes to reform higher education, to form a "knowledge economy" in Ukraine and to harmonize education with the needs of the domestic labor market. Moreover, according to the expert, the document is not explicitly politicized, and therefore is more likely to be supported in the Parliament. Among the major changes that the bill № 1187-2 proposes is decentralization of education management, expanding the autonomy of universities, the introduction of external education quality assessment, etc.
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Science and Education Liliya Hrynevych said: "We choose model for the development of higher education and the country in the next decade. So we should forget political ambitions and adopt the bill that offers progressive model of higher education development and has a chance to be voted on in this Parliament."
The "Public platform for education policy" project supported by the International Foundation "Renaissance" is aimed at the development of effective cooperation of the public and the government in discussion and important decision-making in the field of education, particularly in the discussion and adoption of laws.