President of Ukraine

President visited metro school in Kharkiv and talked to pupils

30 November 2023 - 16:48

President visited metro school in Kharkiv and talked to pupils

As part of his working trip to Kharkiv region, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy familiarized himself with the organization of schoolchildren's education at the Universytet metro station in Kharkiv.

The Head of State visited classrooms where lessons in mathematics, English language, and music were underway. Volodymyr Zelenskyy talked to the children and inquired about the details of their studies. The pupils told the President about their favorite school subjects and their hobbies.

In addition, the Head of State presented awards and honorary titles to educational workers of Kharkiv region. The Head of State awarded the teachers with the Orders of Princess Olha, III class, and conferred the honorary titles "Honored Educational Worker of Ukraine" and "Honored Teacher of Ukraine".

"It's a pleasure to visit Kharkiv region, to see the children, their smiles, their eyes - tiny, lovely, but already a little bit grown up - because of all the challenges they are going through together with the whole country. I want to thank all of you for making Kharkiv region alive, for having wonderful children, and people of various professions. Undoubtedly, for having such teachers. If there's a school, even such a creative one, there is life. Thank you for your work, for serving the children of Ukraine. I want to thank you for being in Ukraine, with Ukrainian children, for imparting knowledge to our children during the war, and for not letting the war stop you," emphasized Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

At the Universytet station, there are 831 children from 40 different classes assigned to 11 educational institutions.

Classrooms for children are located at five Kharkiv metro stations: Universytet, Peremoha, Traktornyi Zavod, Metrobudivnykiv and Akademika Pavlova. There are 105 classes with 2094 pupils in grades 1-11. Classrooms are assigned to 26 lyceums. Children study in two shifts.

Schoolchildren from all over the city are transported free of charge by buses on 12 routes, accompanied by patrol police. There are accompanying persons on the buses with the children.