Ukrainian children residing in the Republic of Moldova and attending school and preschool institutions will now have equal educational rights as Moldovan children.
“All children with refugee status who arrived in Moldova after the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be granted enrollment in preschool and school institutions with the same rights as Moldovan children. The refugee status of these children has been revised due to the unforeseen duration of the war, which initially prevented them from completing their education,” announced Valentina Olari, the State Secretary of the Ministry of Education, as reported by Radio Free Europe Moldova.
Currently, there are 2,078 refugee children from Ukraine enrolled in educational institutions in the Republic of Moldova, compared to 1,700 in 2022.
Under the new regulations, Ukrainian children will be required to learn the national language of Moldova, take all necessary exams, and receive a diploma upon completing their studies. These changes were implemented following the adjustment of the status of Ukrainian refugee children.