Children from Ukraine Have Good Opportunities in the German School System

Schoolchildren who have fled Ukraine have good opportunities in the German school system. The ifo Institute’s evaluation of the 2018 PISA study shows that these children received a sufficient level of education in Ukraine that German educators can build upon. “The skill level of Ukrainian schoolchildren is lower than that of German children, but significantly higher than that of children from EU countries such as Romania and Bulgaria, and numerous children from those countries have already been successfully integrated into the German school system,” says Lukas Mergele, an education expert at the ifo Institute.