President points to importance of patriotic education
It “forms roots of a strong and self-sufficient state”
President Victor Yushchenko took part in an opening of a newly built building of Khotiv education centre “General education school of I-III degree – gymnasium”.
According to the President`s press-office, in his address at the event President Yushchenko greeted children, their parents and teachers with the beginning of the new school year and with the opening of the new school.
He also outlined significance of education in our society and said that the profession of teacher “is one of the greatest”.
Then President pointed to importance of patriotic education in Ukrainian schools, because in his opinion it “forms roots of a strong and self-sufficient state”.
“I would like every child that enters Ukrainian school today to exit it being wise and patriotic citizen”, - he said.
After his address President cut the ribbon at the entrance to the school, took a tour of the new building and talked to pupils at the first lesson dedicated to celebration of 1020th anniversary of Kyivan Rus Christianization.
He also presented the school with three interactive blackboards.
Other participants of the event were Minister for Education Ivan Vakarchuk, Kyiv Regional Administration Head Vira Ulyanchenko, deputy Chief of Staff of Presidential Secretariat Oksana Sliusarenko.