National Multi-subject Testing for Ukrainian graduates was held in the USA
On August 17, 2022, an additional National Multi-Subject Testing (NMT) session was held in the city of Sacramento, California, USA. It is a Ukrainian government exam for Ukrainian school graduates. Those who have found temporary asylum in the United States, but have plans to enter higher educational institutions in Ukraine, had a chance to take the test here.
Because of the war, many Ukrainian school graduates fled to European countries and the USA. The Ukrainian Ministry of Education organized temporary testing centers abroad for students who want to take the NMT. All the main sessions were mostly held in European countries, so students living in America were worried about whether they needed to travel to Europe to participate in the NMT. But it was decided to hold additional sessions in a number of other countries.
In the United States, this feature was only available in two cities - Sacramento and New York. In Sacramento, the testing center was organized at the Ukrainian American House headquarters with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine and the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco.
The testing took place for two hours according to the clear instructions of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine and under the supervision of partner organizations: the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco, the non-profit organization Ukrainian American House, the Ukrainian Center for the Evaluation of the Quality of Education, the humanitarian fund "Leleka" and the Ukrainian Heritage School. During the exam, the graduates were tested on their knowledge of 3 disciplines at the same time: mathematics, the Ukrainian language, and the history of Ukraine.
The Consul General of Ukraine in San Francisco, Dmytro Kushniruk, and the Head of the Ukrainian American House, Vlad Skots, came to congratulate the students and their families. Graduates had the opportunity to communicate with their peers and meet with representatives of the diaspora and community leaders.