Ukrainian pupils can take higher education entrance exam in Flanders
Ukrainian high school graduates will be able to take entrance exams for higher education in their home country at the Flemish ministry of Education in June. Taking the test in Flanders will allow them to resume their lives at a Ukrainian college or university as soon as they are able to.
In Ukraine, all high school graduates who want to continue their studies in higher education must take a national test. These take place each year in Ukraine and have three components: mathematics, Ukrainian language and Ukrainian history.
From 7 to 20 June, Ukrainian youngsters can visit a temporary test centre set up by the Flemish ministry of Education in the Conscience building, in the Brussels municipality of Saint-Josse-ten-Noode. Almost 500 pupils are set to participate in this year's test.
"The Ukrainian government has asked for help organising these entrance exams, and we are happy to answer that call"
Flanders is the only Belgian region working with the Ukrainian embassy for this purpose, as it did last year, so Ukrainians living in French-speaking Belgium can also take the exams at the Flemish ministry. The Ukrainian Education ministry will provide exam supervisors.
"These entrance exams provide prospects of a better future for young people from Ukraine," said Education minister Ben Weyts. "Of course, most Ukrainians would like to return to their homes as soon as possible, and we want to maximise their chances of doing so. The Ukrainian government has asked for help organising these entrance exams, and we are happy to answer that call."
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