The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine within the framework of the education reform embarks on a program of reequippment of the first and fourth grades with modern means of educational process, allocates 1 billion hryvnias for these purposes, and also plans the further increase of teacher’s wages in the draft state budget for 2018. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman.
«We are planning the sum worth UAH 1 billion to modernize programs of the first and fourth grades in the draft state budget. We need high quality information products. We are currently cooperating with several countries in order to purchase the necessary information product adapted to the Ukrainian education system», the Prime Minister emphasized.
He explained that the modernization program is aimed at providing children with interactive learning and communication tools. «Interactive blackboards, tablets, all the necessary components for modern learning - this is our task. Starting next year, I believe that the Ukrainian school should become digital. Technologies need to be introduced into the training process. We have wonderful children, teachers, we have the opportunity to make our country successful. Because of the high quality of knowledge, access to education, every child can express the individuality and find a place in life», Volodymyr Groysman noted.
On September 1, the Prime Minister together with the Head of Kyiv City State Administration Vitali Klitschko opened one of the Kyiv schools, which for many years was considered a long-term construction. In 2016, the authorities found funds for the restoration and renovation of an educational institution. The school is established as an educational complex: it has a kindergarten and a gymnasium.
«This school is equipped in the way that each Ukrainian school should be equipped. We have shaped and launched a new elementary school education program with all the necessary modern equipment, so that the children can study and become successful», the Head of Government emphasized.
The Prime Minister and the Head of Kyiv CSA congratulated pupils on the Day of Knowledge and gave the first lesson to high school seniors.
According to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, this year more than 20 new schools should be opened in Ukraine where more than 6 thousand students will be studying. The record holder of the construction of schools is Lviv region, where almost 1.5 thousand children will be able to study in 8 new schools. As for today, two new schools were opened for 1380 students in Kyiv.