The upcoming 2018 will be the year of development of quality education in Ukraine - due to the establishment of hub schools, retrofitting of educational institutions and provision of their material needs, revision of educational programs and continuation of the policy of increasing salaries to teachers. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the All-Ukrainian conference of pedagogical workers.
The Head of Government recalled this year, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine increased teacher salaries by 50% as well as launched school modernization projects, from the purchase of specialized equipment for natural schools to the transfer of school buses, the implementation of inclusive education programs and the introduction of new educational programs.
Particular attention was paid to the access to preschool facilities. "In 2020, there can not be any territorial community, where children will be in a waiting list (first of all, to kindergartens). We will hold local authorities accountable for this issue: there are funds, however there is also a problem. So it needs to be solved. Our accessibility task is an absolute priority for the next decade. We have no right to restrict children to access to normal education", the Head of Government said.
In this context, he put a special emphasis to the development of education in mountainous areas and called to use different mechanisms for supporting this area, starting from the use of student knowledge assessment coefficients to direct budget subsidies.
The Prime Minister stressed that most of the Government's initiatives for the development of education are enshrined in the bill, which is being considered by the Parliament and will be discussed this fall.
"I am convinced that 2018 will be the year of the development of our Ukrainian high-quality education. I thank each teacher in the village and in the city for carrying out a work in difficult conditions", accentuated Volodymyr Groysman.