Cabinet has identified as future public servants will test the knowledge of the Ukrainian language

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved the Order of certification of applicants for admission to public service relatively free of state language. This is stated in the government decision No. 301 of 26 April 2017.

According to the document, organizes and conducts the certification of authorized higher educational institution, which creates the appropriate Commission. The list of such institutions is published on their official websites and on the websites of the National Agency for civil service and the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine.

Note that certification is paid. The certification process takes place in written or oral form.

Certification in oral form includes a business conversation in a specific scenario and message presentation to a Board topic. In writing the candidate will be offered a test task translation of texts on professional issues.

After passing the certification individuals applying for admission to the civil service, have received certification.

Fluency in the national language, according to the Cabinet decision is already vindicated those candidates who meet one of the following criteria:

  • there is a General certificate of secondary education with a rating of “5” or not less than 10 points on the Ukrainian language
  • there is a University diploma with the “excellent” over the course of the Ukrainian language
  • have a University degree majoring in “Ukrainian language and literature, Ukrainian language and literature and foreign language”, “Philology”.

Recall that in March 2017 people’s deputies supported in the first reading a bill which proposes to introduce quotas for Ukrainian language television.

The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on a Ukrainian legislative initiative, accused Kiev in “linguistic genocide”.

As reported, November 8, 2016, the law on quotas for songs in the Ukrainian language on the radio was in force. According to the law, a minimum percentage of songs in the Ukrainian language shall be 35% of the total during the day, in particular in the range from 7:00 to 14:00 and 15:00 to 22:00.

Also Verkhovna Rada voted in the second reading for the bill on the ban of import on the territory of Ukraine of the books “anti-Ukrainian orientation” of Russia and the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine. For the bill then voted 237 deputies.