If the applicant, who failed to become a student during last year's entrance campaign, tried again, he would have pass tests in the following year. The certificates were valid only to the current campaign. Now, certificates of 2008 and 2009 can be submitted to the admission committees without tests in 2010. The first warning about innovation is that if instead of SET were entrance examinations, the results of evaluation of previous years were not considered. Each year knowledge require penance and repeat of the program work. Why such form of assessment as testing is more objective in time? In addition, during the EIT in the past two years the list of compulsory subjects varied, just as their number. Also in 2008, certificates were protected with watermarks and were issued for each item separately. In 2009 the certificate became the analog of the data from an electronic database, open for admission board, and scores for all subjects were written in one document.

If the applicant has lost a paper copy of the certificate in 2008, when there were no open electronic databases assessments, the procedures for making duplicates is currently missing. Orders of the Ukrainian Center of Evaluation of Education in previous years are expired, so it will be very difficult to get a copy of the document . MES still does not give explanations on this issue.

In addition, in connection with a justified limitation on the number of universities (to 5) and specialties (to 3) it will be hard to control the flow of documents within the specified quota. After all, the format and content of certificate changed in 2008 and 2009. However, the conditions include the point that the admission committee will stamp universities to which applicant filed documents, but different forms and the number of certificates that were issued in 2008 and 2009 could lead to manipulation of them.

Changes to Admission terms legalized the optional test for students entering in the form of distance education and those who are graduates of previous years to 2007 inclusive. In general, providing a low quality of distance learning, there is now an open possibility for corruption with the participation of this category of applicants. In addition, there is violation of the Constitution concerning equal access to education. After all, an external independent evaluation involved graduation of a common basis for all except privileged social groups. At the same time diploma for distant students and full-time students is of the same kind. If the reason for cancellation of tests for graduates of previous years and freshmen students is that they are not ready for testing, it can be argued that the Ministry of Education recognizes the lack of knowledge of these categories for passing the general assessment and sets double standards for different groups of students. Therefore, students with high level of knowledge that comes to the stationery learning and the distant student, which received significant preferences, should receive diplomas of different design. Thus the employer can identify staff potential of the future employee and the stationery student will get the motivation to learn. Besides, no one has canceled the procedure of students’ transfer from distance learning to stationery, what can consciously be used in the future.

According to CN OPORA, it is also unfair to transfer average certificate point in 200-point scale. Thus applicant, who in recent years has focused on core subjects required for admission and received a high score on the testing may be in non-competitive basis with "mediocre" graduate. In addition, innovation can lead to growth of corruption and bribery in the secondary school. After all, motivation of the teachers to inflate the score during the final examination or assessment item for the year is easier and "cheaper" than the university teacher.

The graduates of previous years were put in the unequal conditions with the graduates of 2010. In fact, 12-point system of school evaluation cannot be equated to a 5-point scale. However, the average rating certificate students who left school before the introduction of a 12-point system will be equated to the current at maximum rates. For example, a graduate who received an average score of "5" will be equal to "12", but would have to be equated to"11". In fact,12 points is a “5 plus” in the old system, and 11 is 5. So, unique children who had "12" will be the same in 2010 to those who had actually "5 -" (i.e. "10" on a new scale).

Unfortunately, the new Admission terms create a preference for graduates of previous years and are unfair to students who finish their studies in 2010.

Contact person:
Olha Ajvazovska
+ 38 063 617 97 50