Deputies propose to update the learning of Ukrainian language in schools for minorities

27 September 2013 11:52  2146977 047726
Deputies propose to update the learning of Ukrainian language in schools for minorities

The head of the parliamentary committee for science and education Liliya Hrynevych said about the need to modernize learning of the state language in schools where teaching is carried out in minority languages.

She said that during the panel discussion "Education of national minorities of Ukraine: problems and solutions" in Kyiv on Thursday.

"We need to think about upgrading methodologies of learning of the state language (in schools where teaching is carried out in minority languages)," - she said.

The deputy drew attention to the need for a thorough learning of the state language by minorities.

She said that it is unacceptable, "when the number of hours for the Ukrainian language in schools with teaching in minority languages ​​is much less: in elementary school - half of that in schools with teaching in Ukrainian language, although this language is not native to such students."

Hrynevych considers it one of the problems, the "Interfax-Ukraine" reported.

She said that according to the external testing, this year 54% of 97 graduates in Beregovo district of Transcarpathian region, densely inhabited by Hungarians, did not pass the test in Ukrainian language. There are similar examples in other districts too.

The MP considers it unacceptable that in schools with teaching in Romanian, seventh grade students do not even have textbooks on Ukrainian language, and every year there are 2000 such students.

Hrynevych called to upgrade methodologies of learning of the state language in such schools and, taking into account the results of research, to develop another system of teacher training, produce tutorials that would take into account the specifics of learning of the Ukrainian language by minority groups.

Source - "Ukrainska Pravda".

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