Prime Minister vows a new level of support for higher education
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 29 September 2018 11:00

The higher education in Ukraine needs new support programs, and this assistance will be provided as the economy grows and  existing economic challenges are being overcome, especially war and significant debt burden. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman made this statement, commenting on the prospects of approval  by the Parliament of draft laws on education and, in particular, on the development of higher educational institutions and research centers.

"The system of higher education should get a new level of support. We implemented changes starting from high school - there was an increase in salaries. The next step is to do the same for university professors", the Prime Minister stressed. "I would like to have a graduation of justice. But my abilities are limited.  A war and  400 billion debt are squeezing money. If we do not pay back, it will cause a default, and hence a depreciation of the income of each family".

The Head of Government stressed that now most of his working time is devoted to searching the balance that will enable to ensure the key interests and goals of the state.

"I'm looking for how to balance needs, how to repel the attack of populism, how to build a strong a country. The economy started to grow - 3.8%. This is not bad, because in a nominal such growth is billions of hryvnias. That means - new jobs, taxes... We will look for opportunities and take steps towards improving welfare of citizens".

The Head of Government stressed that justice - whether in wages or in other spheres - is the landmark and the impetus for any changes. And no matter how difficult it would be to overcome all the challenges on the path of transformation, there should be no place for despair - it is not worth it. "And I will fight because I believe in the success of the country. The fate of the state for me is more important than my own future", Volodymyr Groysman underscored.