The government of Ukraine plans to minimize budget spending by reducing the period compulsory of school education.
This is stated in recommendations for changes in legislation prepared by Ukrainian Ministry of Finance. These changes are aimed at optimization of budget spending.
In the Ministry Cabinet they mention that in other European states the term of study of children in schools rages from 9 to 10 years, meanwhile in Ukraine the child begins education at the age of 6 or 7 and correspondingly finishes the 11-th form at the age of 17-18.
According to UNESCO, in Austria, Czech Republic, Serbia, Belarus, Greece, Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia, China, Japan, Israel education is compulsory for children aged 6 to 15 years, in Finland, the UK, France, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, of Denmark, Italy and Canada – for children aged 6 to 16 years, in Georgia – for children aged 6 to 12 years.