"September 1 marks the launch of the New Ukrainian School, and therefore it is crucial to deliver new equipment and textbooks to schools on time", stressed Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko during a conference call with the regions on topical issues of compliance with The Concept of Implementation of the State Policy in the Reform of General Secondary Education The New Ukrainian School.
Minister of Education and Science Lilia Hrynevych, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Regional Development, Construction, Housing and Communal Services also took part in the teleconference with representatives of the regions.
The Vice Prime Minister stressed that the Government had discharged the commitments in the framework of reform implementation, in particular, provided almost UAH 1 billion of targeted subvention for equipment in the new Ukrainian school on the basis of co-financing, in April this subvention was transferred to regions. The amount worth UAH 386.5 million was allocated for raising qualification of teachers, UAH 163.818 million for additional equipment for primary schools, UAH 272.382 million for textbooks for the 1st grade, UAH 48.349 million for educational materials for primary school. Therefore, it is now time and responsibilities of local authorities do their part of work efficiently.
Moreover, during the meeting, Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko stressed on the inadmissibility of arrears of wages and finance for health improvement for employees of educational institutions, taking into account the commissions of the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
In addition, the participants of the event considered the situation with preparing of educational facilities before the start of a school year.
According to the results of the conference call, a corresponding protocol decision has been prepared.