The Government of Ukraine in the framework of educational reform gives green light to the implementation of the first pilot projects of the "New Ukrainian School" program, launches the modernization of primary education and allocates UAH 1 billion for these purposes, claimed Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
«We will channel funds to the tune of 1 billion hryvnias for the modernization of the educational process in the elementary school», the Head of Government stressed.
He recalled that the main question at the stake is the material and technical equipment of classes, which should become an additional tool for teachers and an example of new approaches in the education of children.
Apart from that, the Prime Minister confirmed the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine includes a further increase of teachers’ wages by 25% into the draft budget for 2018.
He drew attention to the fact that the planned increase in salaries would be the next step of the Government to raise the prestige of Ukrainian teachers. The initial step was the 50% increase in salaries introduced in January this year.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine consistently completes the set tasks and expects that this example will be spread on the ground. Despite the fact that the education system is the responsibility of the central government, local authorities should also be engaged in all processes, this includes, inter alia the technical equipment and repair of schools and preschool facilities. The Head of Government stressed that before September 1, all issues concerning the preparation of schools for the school year and the heating season should be resolved at the local level.
«The social sphere is to be prepared before 1 September. Particular attention should be paid to the preparation of residential buildings, preschool institutions, schools and hospitals», urged Voldoymyr Groysman, adding that local authorities possess necessary resources for these purposes, hence funds should be used as efficiently as possible.