Education in Ukraine
The system of secondary education in Ukraine includes primary forms and junior and senior secondary forms.
Children usually go to school at the age of 6 or 7. There are some pre-school institutions, like nursery schools or kindergartens, but they are not obligatory.
Primary forms comprise 1 to 4 forms. Junior secondary forms comprise 5 to 9 forms.
After the 9-th form children can enter technical schools of different types. Those who want to enter higher educational institutions should complete 10-11 forms.
The system of higher education is presented by universities, polytechnic institutes or specialized institutes.
Universities offer a five-year course of study and usually have from six to twelve departments.