Children of the killed ATO participants will study at regional universities for free
The Regional State Administration proposes to amend the Regional Higher Education Development Programme for 2013 - 2017. The draft decision will be considered at the next session of the Regional Council.
Subject to the provisions of the amended Law of Ukraine "On the status of war veterans, guarantees of their social protection", participants of the ATO formally have the right to social security and benefits from the state. One of the most important guarantees of social protection for this category of citizens is a state assistance in terms of education for the ATO participants and their children.
Therefore, the section "Privileges" granted to students for the academic year in the amount of one hundred percent of the sum stipulated in the contract until graduation for: students, who are orphans and children deprived of parental care; persons who have lost both parents and entered a higher education institution at the age of under 23 years old", was expended with "students, whose parents (one of the parents) were killed while participating in the anti-terrorist operation, protecting the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, or died as a result of injury, concussion or wounds received in the areas of the anti-terrorist operation."
Financial support for the implementation of the Programme shall be provided at the expense of the regional budget in accordance with the activities and sources of financing for the Regional Higher Education Development Programme for 2013 - 2017.
Changes to the Programme will contribute to provision of benefits for tuition to students studying in higher educational institutions of the region on a contract basis.