Greetings from the President of Ukraine

Dear friends!

I heartily congratulate you on the beginning of the new academic year of 2018/2019.

It is a peculiar milestone for each of us, associated with ambitions and endeavors, hopes and further achievements.

And today, this milestone is very special: the implementation of progressive provisions of the new Law of Ukraine “On Education” is becoming extensive, opening up the path toward the long-awaited systemic changes and allowing to form an individual educational trajectory for everyone.

Despite Russia’s military aggression, it is a priority for the state to take care of the intellectual enrichment of young generations, on which the well-being and prosperity of the Ukrainian people and establishment of the European future that we have chosen depend.

I am convinced that the positive changes in the national education are going to be perceived by both those who will be crossing the school threshold for the first time and those who will continue mastering new knowledge or paving the way to professional development as students.

I extend my sincere gratitude to all those who teach and nurture us, whom their grateful pupils and students call the proud title of Teacher. May you have success and find joy in your noble work; and your trainees – victories and achievements.

I wish all of you sound health, peaceful skies, lavish fate and new accomplishments in the name of Ukraine.

Petro Poroshenko