Zaluzhnyi congratulates children as they head back to school on Ukraine’s ‘Day of Knowledge’

1 September, 11:07 AM
Valerii Zaluzhnyi (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Valerii Zaluzhnyi (Photo:REUTERS/Gleb Garanich)

Ukrainian commander-in-chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi and Ukrainian defenders shared a video congratulating students as they head back to school today.

Known as the “Day of Knowledge” in Ukraine, Sept. 1 is traditionally the first day of school for students across the country.

“The first of September. Day of Knowledge. The beginning of another academic year in the conditions of a full-scale Russian invasion,” Zaluzhnyi said in a Telegram message.

Video of day

While schoolchildren and teachers are forced to adapt to these realities, the main priority is that Ukrainian children learn and that educators, teachers, and lecturers teach, said Zaluzhnyi.

“Because knowledge and culture are what distinguish us from the enemy. These are the pillars on which today’s front rest and the future of our country will be built,” he said.

Ukraine’s school year lasts from Sept. 1, 2023 to June 28, 2024, said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

Ukraine’s wartime education process is organized in three formats: face-to-face, distance, and mixed.

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