On April 5, State Language Protection Commissioner Taras Kremin discussed the strictness of the use of the Ukrainian language as a state language in the field of education at the meeting with the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Oksen Lisovyi.
"There‘re plenty of violations and sanctions imposed on representatives of the most important strategic front. Thus, from the beginning of the year the Commissioner received 114 appeals of citizens," Taras Kremin said.
Besides, the parties discussed the issues of the Ukrainian language in the country’s border areas and abroad; language courses and speaking clubs; educational component in regional language programs; support of teachers who have prepared the best language connoisseurs; language competitions (named after P.Yatsyk and T.Shevchenko) and language directions of the Small Academy of Sciences; proposals to the state language program; examinations for the level of state language proficiency for citizens of Ukraine and those wishing to acquire citizenship, etc.
"My words of respect to the educators of the temporarily occupied territories who have not betrayed the state, education, and children. Teachers of the Ukrainian language and literature, the history of Ukraine and directors of schools, who support the communities, are modest heroes of our time. They saved children, buried archives and books, contributed to opposition movements, and did not surrender to the occupants," Taras Kremin said, stressing that today the south and east of the country needed almost the greatest state’s attention and support.
"Textbooks of Ukrainian as a foreign language, which should be mastered by millions on all continents, - a priority of 2023", stressed the Commissioner.
Professor, Rector of the relocated Kherson University Oleksandr Spivakovskyi also attended the meeting.