Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - Saxony-Anhalt wants to keep the Ukrainian teachers, who were initially hired for a limited period until the summer, longer. The Ministry of Education announced on Tuesday in Magdeburg that an extension by up to 24 months is possible. On the one hand, teachers should be given more time to learn German in order to be able to be hired on a permanent basis. On the other hand, the further integration of Ukrainian students is supported.
According to the information, around 5770 students from Ukraine are taught in Saxony-Anhalt. So far, an additional 192 Ukrainian teachers and 63 teachers of German as a target language have been hired, who are professionals who help children learn German. According to the information, their employment relationships were initially limited to July 31. The Ukrainian teachers teach the children in their mother tongue in so-called arrival classes. However, many children are already attending regular classes.
"The Ukrainian teachers that we were able to recruit for school work make an important and valuable contribution to the schooling and integration of children and young people who fled from the Russian war of aggression," explained Education Minister Eva Feußner (CDU). "Unfortunately, there is no end in sight to the aggression. I would therefore like to offer the Ukrainian teachers a longer-term perspective so that we can continue to successfully face the challenges posed by the war against Ukraine."