Donetsk, Dec 2 - DAN. All levels of education in the Donetsk People’s Republic have switched over to Russian standards and programmes, DPR Education and Science Minister Mikhail Kushakov told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

“The DPR education system has fully switched over to Russian education standards and programmes,” Kushakov said. At present, the DPR’s efforts are focused on accreditation of its education institutions in the Russian Federation. DPR universities were the first to get accreditation certificates, followed by vocational colleges and schools.

“We have much work to do as our education institutions have to match their parameters to Russian requirements and laws in order to apply for Russian state accreditation,” he said.

He did not name the deadline for completing the process.

“It’s an evolution; I wouldn’t commit to deadlines but we’ll finish in the near future,” the minister said.

The Russian education system comprises four levels: secondary, vocational, supplementary and professional that provides the opportunity to enjoy the right of education throughout one’s life.

The Gorky Donetsk National Medical University was the first DPR education institution to receive state accreditation in the autumn of 2018.  As of now, six universities, five vocational training colleges and two schools have received Russian accreditation.*jk