Overview of the current state of education and science in Ukraine in terms of Russian aggression (June 06-11, 2022) [EN/UK] – Ukraine

Overview of the current state of education and science in Ukraine in terms of Russian aggression (June 06-11, 2022) [EN/UK] – Ukraine


general informations

According to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of June 09, 2022, the number of refugees who fled Ukraine for other countries amounts to more than 7.36 million.

According to the General Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine as of June 13, 2022, since the start of the war, 288 children have been killed and 527 injured. This data does not include data from areas where active hostilities are taking place.

As of June 11, 2022, 1297 educational institutions have been damaged by shelling and shelling, 194 of them are completely destroyed.

Within the framework of Ukraine’s co-presidency in Priority Area 9 “People and Skills” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the Ministerial Delegation participated in the 10th International Stakeholders Conference (9 June 2022 ) and at the 22nd meeting of the steering group (June 10, 2022).

Preschool, school, extracurricular education. Inclusive learning

Current situation as of June 11, 2022

Preschool education. As of June 11, 2022, 640 preschool educational institutions have been damaged, 50 – have been completely destroyed.

2,656 preschools use various forms of remote work with parents and children; 1,441 establishments welcome children; 135 establishments work in mixed format, servitude groups operate in 1,456 establishments; 5,261 children among IDPs are enrolled in preschool educational institutions, in particular in Zhytomyr oblast – 1,006, Lvivska oblast – 796, Chernivtsi oblast – 667, Kyiv oblast – 636.

688 preschool educational institutions in Vinnytsia, Volyn, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk,
Kirovograd, Lviv, Mykolaiv, Poltava, Sumy, Ternopil, Kharkiv, Khmelnytsky and Cherkasy oblasts are used as reception centers for displaced persons.

School and out-of-school education. As of June 11, 2022, 118 schools, out-of-school and specialized educational institutions were destroyed, 922 – were damaged.

According to operational information from the rectorates (as of June 9), 3,723 general high schools operate in distance format; 218 schools use a blended learning approach. 18 schools started offline lessons (in Zakarpatska oblast – 4, in Kyiv oblast – 4, in Lviv oblast – 10).

In 125 schools, where the security situation remains tense, the educational process has been suspended (Donetsk oblast – 9, Mykolaiv oblast – 5, Kharkiv oblast – 16). 1,387 educational establishments are in temporarily occupied territories.

9,081 schools (as of June 9) have completed the educational process.

As of June 09, 2022, 79,015 internally displaced children have joined learning in schools at the places of their temporary residence. 2,778,122 students completed the school year.

As of June 9, 2022, 651,021 students and 24,016 school teachers have fled abroad.

Inclusive learning. According to operational information, 291 special education institutions, orphanages and sanatorium schools have resumed their work and ensured the educational process for children with SEN, including children who are abroad, offline, at distance or in mixed format. Due to the hostilities, the educational process was suspended in 22 specialized educational institutions (Donetsk oblast – 4, Zaporizhzhia oblast – 10, Mykolaiv oblast – 1, Lugansk oblast – 7).

Since the start of the Russian military aggression, 29 specialized educational institutions have been damaged as a result of the hostilities.

In general secondary schools (special schools, training and rehabilitation centers, sanatoriums, orphanages, gymnasiums, high schools) currently reside 1,312 children, including 349 orphans and children deprived of parental care, 390 – students of these institutions and 922 temporary students displaced from the most dangerous regions of Ukraine.

1,163 children reside in boarding schools in places with better security (Dnipropetrovska oblast – 18, Zakarpattia oblast – 161, Ivano-Frankivsk oblast – 45, Poltava oblast – 151, Chernivtsi oblast – 47, oblast Ternopil Oblast – 75, Lviv Oblast – 601, Vinnytsia Oblast – 28, Cherkasy Oblast – 21, Khmelnytskyi Oblast -16).

At the same time, 134 children are in boarding schools of educational institutions located in regions where active hostilities took place (Sumy Oblast – 27 (14 orphans), Chernihiv Oblast – 107 (66 orphans), 15 children (13 orphans) are in the occupied territories in Mykolaiv Oblast, but at the same time all children are safe.

365 children at BEP, including 146 orphans and children deprived of parental care were moved to boarding schools in educational institutions of Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Poltava, Ternopil and Khmelnytsky oblasts.

2,028 children at BEP were evacuated abroad, including 1,072 orphans and children deprived of parental care.

A total of 1,267 children were evacuated abroad from special education establishments, sanatorium schools (sanatorium boarding schools), orphanages in organized groups including: 651 to Poland, 267 to Italy , 34 – to Germany, 66 to the Czech Republic, 105 to Turkey, 85 to Spain, 59 to Romania.

The rest of the children with BEP fled abroad with their parents.

Helen D. Jessen