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Ms. Lilia Hrynevych

Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Ukrainian politician and Ukraine’s Minister of Education and Science since 14 April 2016.

From 2006 to 2009, Hrynevych headed the Kiev City State Administration’s education department. She was elected to the Verkhovna Rada during the 2012 Ukrainian parliamentary election. She served as the chair of the Parliamentary Committee for Science and Education. Placing 9th on the party list of People’s Front, she was re-elected in the 2014 parliamentary election.

For many years, 1987 to 2002, she worked in secondary education in Ukraine as a teacher, deputy headmistress and headmistress in a number of Lviv schools. She was one of the founders of the Ukrainian Centre for Educational Quality Assessment, of which she was the Director from February to August 2006, focusing her efforts on the development of External Independent Assessment at a national level. Her political career began with the political party “Front for Change”, as an advisor to party leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk on education. In 2012 she was elected as an MP to the Ukrainian Parliament leading the Parliamentary Committee for Science and Education, of which she was the Head until 2016. She has been awarded a Commander of the Order of Princess Olha degree, and has been awarded an “Excellence in Education of Ukraine” medal. She is an Honorary Senator of the Ukrainian Catholic University.

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