Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman supports the revision of the budgets of community development, which are directed to the development of educational institutions and the salaries of educators, towards their increase. The Head of Government said at a session of the Cabinet of Ministers.
"I'm talking about planning! And wages here is number one priority", said Volodymyr Groysman.
The PM reminded that on July 9, during a meeting of the Coordination Council dedicated to education issues in the shape of the all-Ukrainian teleconference, the problem the lack of funds provided by the local authorities had been revealed. As it turned out, the general local budgets of development contain billions of hryvnias, and budgets for educational needs - millions of hryvnias. Somewhile, this is insufficient not only to provide logistical support for educational institutions but even to pay decent salaries to educators.
This, according to the Head of Government, is unacceptable, and it forces the authorities to strengthen control over the use of funds transferred to the regions. Volodymyr Groysman added building fountains and planting trees, as some leaders do presently, is a necessary thing. But it is also crucial to take care of global things, among which education is one of the main priorities, assures the Prime Minister.
Today, July 10, during the meeting, the Cabinet of Ministers approved a series of decisions on systematic raising the wages of educators throughout the entire chain, from the kindergarten to the higher school. This is a new systemic change, which will enable a 20-70% increase in wages of educators. Moreover, the main emphasis is placed on young nursery teachers and school teachers.