KYIV. Sept 19 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated UAH 473.3. million for the New Ukrainian School reform in 2023.
“This is an important investment by the government in improving the quality of education in Ukrainian schools and renewing the New Ukrainian School reform. When the full-scale invasion began, part of the spending on education was redirected to the needs of the army. Then funding for the reform of basic secondary education was stopped in accordance with the New Ukrainian School Concept. Now, in order to ensure continuity of education according to the new standard of basic education and educational programs, to continue piloting and training of teaching staff, the government has resumed financial support for the reform,” the Education and Science Ministry of Ukraine said on its official website on Tuesday.
In particular, the government allocated UAH 256.4 million for the purchase of teaching aids for classrooms of general secondary education institutions that carry out the educational process in the first (adaptation) cycle of basic secondary education, UAH 113.2 million for the purchase of teaching aids, multimedia equipment, computer equipment and furniture for classrooms for pilot classes, UAH 43.7 million for the purchase of educational literature, in particular its electronic versions and with audio accompaniment, for students and teachers of pilot classes, UAH 60 million for advanced training of teaching staff: heads, deputy heads and teachers of educational institutions, ensuring the implementation of the standard in the first (adaptation) cycle of basic secondary education in the 2023/2024 academic year, and pilot classes, training of teacher trainers.
Financing of New Ukrainian School was made possible thanks to the remaining educational subvention in the national budget for 2022, and the allocation of part of it as a separate subvention.
According to the ministry, local authorities will purchase educational equipment on the basis of co-financing: from 70% to 95% – subvention, from 30% to 5% – from the local/regional budget.