The creation of the Civil and Political School (CAPS) will help to train future leaders of Ukraine in things most of them lack today – Western-style education. The school uses experience of Georgia and other post-communist states. CAPS will support successful transformation of politics and bureaucracy in Ukraine.
Former Minister of Education of Georgia Khatia Dekanoidze and Lecturer at the Administrative law Department of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Georgiy Zubko stated this at press briefing at Ukraine Media Crisis Center.
The CAPS school intends to help building of news state of Ukraine by preparing new generation of political leaders and civil servants of the state.
In order to transform Ukraine into a modern state political leaders need learning of success and failures of reform efforts in other world states. Western-style education and access to global experts are needed so that Ukraine could have access to experience and knowledge for its own progress.
The CAPS school intends to bring lecturers with huge educational and practical experience to Ukraine. Thus their knowledge would reach highly-motivated students who want to make great changes in their country.
Mr.Zubko underlined that over the last 2 decades word ‘politician’ has become a bad one in Ukraine. The CAPS school wants to bring the new approach to equip Ukrainian students with tools for reformation of the system and inspire trust in the political process.
“It is very important to us that our students are sincere, because our lecturers will deliver the knowledge’, – Mr.Zubkov said. According to him, student educated at CAPS can push forward new political and social movement in our country.
Ms.Dekanoidze believes that experience of Georgia in the reformation process might be helpful to Ukraine and CAPS school will deliver it. Although our country cannon merely copy reforms implemented in Georgia, the general experience is by no means very useful.
The formed Georgian Minister emphasized that some reforms might be painful, sacrifice and faith in the future is needed to implement them.
But, ‘the first step is to believe that it is for the best’, – she underlined.
The speakers also underlined necessity of rooting out corruption and inefficiency of educational system.