Journalists of "Donbass Public TV" have talked to Mira Melomedova, the specialist of the Education Department of Donetsk Regional State Administration on how to get children from the occupied territory to pass External independent evaluation (EIE) and how to overcome possible difficulties.
How can children pass the entrance-exit checkpoints? Are there any special requirements for them?
First of all, speaking about this issue I think that officials should take care of the children who have reached 16. They need to get a Ukrainian passport. More detailed information is available on the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) website. It is important enough that the children receive a passport until the end of registration to pass EIE. Of course, registration deadlines will be extended for the children who live in the occupied territories. But I think that all this must be done on time, including ordering an electronic badge.
Does a child surely need a passport and an electronic badge? And if a person comes to an entrance-exit checkpoint with the passport issued by the so-called republic, what to do about it?
Such a person will not have chances to cross the demarcation line because all documents issued in the "L-DPR" are not valid on the territory of Ukraine.
How much time is left for our audience to settle all these problems with the documents?
Given that the EIE registration ends on March 4, and the changes in documents can be made until March 18, there is no so much time left. I think that after all terms of registration are continued for the children from the occupied territory as in the past, they will be able to pass the EIE during the extra session.
We have found out that in order to come here it is necessary to have a passport and an electronic badge. What documents are necessary in order to participate in the External independent evaluation?
First of all, children should be taught as external students in any educational institution on the territory of Ukraine. By the way, I want to say that on the website of the Department of Education and Science we have a list of schools where children can be taught externally. According to the regulations about distance education the term to submit the distance learning applications for graduates ended on January 1st. By the way, 116 schools in Donetsk region accept applications for external education form.
Where should people who come from areas not under the control of Ukraine live?
In such cases people must determine first where it will be convenient for them to cross the demarcation line. There are cases when people can stay with relatives, but there are cases when this is not possible or they have limited finances to rent an apartment. In that case people should contact school administration, Education Department or Board, and in extreme cases, the Department shall solve this problem by the resettlement of children in boarding schools.
May children count on possibility to receive habitation if they do not find quarters?
Children may count upon succour. Taking into account the situations which occurred last year, the education management department and department staff will do everything possible to help out in such situations.
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