Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman commissioned to speed up the preparation for the new school and academic year, especially with regard to the logistical support for secondary schools, vocational schools, Internet connections, and textbooks supplies. The Head of Government said during a meeting of the Coordination Council on education reform.
The Prime Minister stressed that the investment in education, ensuring access for every child to a kindergarten, high-quality secondary education, high-quality and effective professional and higher education is the exceptional priority for the Cabinet of Ministers in work. And it should become the same priority for local leaders.
According to the Prime Minister, this year, following the principles of the New Ukrainian School (NUS), there will already be taught 1 million children. It is important that children like to study in a new environment. Therefore, it requires support and development. The total amount of Government investment in NUS has already exceeded UAH 7 billion.
"We do not have much time to prepare the entire infrastructure for the new school year. We are talking about the introducing of the principles of the NUS, the formation of the availability of education. Everything that concerns children is a particular priority", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The Prime Minister reminded that the reform of education envisages solving a whole range of issues - the elimination of the queue to kindergartens in 2020, the material provision of schools, the introduction of new technologies in vocational education. During the meeting, Volodymyr Groysman contacted the education departments of all regions of the country and found out the progress of the application of budget subventions. This year their volume makes up UAH 1.215 billion.
Separately, the Head of Government touched upon the issue of the establishment of centers for inclusive education. To date, their number is 561. To ensure the work of such centers this year there has been allocated UAH 504 million. "This is a new layer of education we must promote. I want to draw attention to the problem", added Volodymyr Groysman.