The education reform launched by the Government aims at two key goals: to make children successful and to restore respect for the teacher's profession. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during the First Bell celebration in Shkvarivka І-ІІI degree general secondary school. This is one of the leading schools in Kyiv region, which is equipped according to the latest educational standards and has school buses for students from remote villages and develops its own teaching methods. More than half of the school teachers has a higher qualification category.
"Addressing the children, teachers and parents, the Head of Government noted that he remembers his school years with warmth and love. "We are returning to school to say thank you. I remember my first teacher. She took my hand and helped me to write out letters and supported me with warm words. And I always tried very hard to write perfectly. We all bow heads to our teachers. You will stay with us forever", the Prime Minister underscored.
The Head of Government stressed that young Ukrainians will eventually become a success of the country and added that everything invested will be returned many times over.
In late August, within the framework of the visit to Kharkiv region the Head of Government stressed that Ukraine is ready for a new school year and introduces a new quality of education as one of the long-term reforms, which will yield results for 12 years. He noted that a difficult but necessary process, new standards, new opportunities are being kicked off. A sum worth UAH 1 billion in budget funds was allocated for updating the elementary school and thousands of teachers passed requalification.
At the same time the possibilities of further increase of teachers' wages are being considered. 448,578 children will go to the first grade this year. Leaders in the number of first-graders are Dnipropetrovsk region – 38,143 children, Kyiv region - 33, 247 children and Lviv region - 30,297 children.