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Volodymyr Groysman: Government plans measures to improve access to preschool education in the country
05.05.2016 | 12:53
Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU

It is crucial for Ukraine to provide the relevant access of children to preschool education and rest in school camps, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said during a Government meeting on Thursday.

"It is necessary to analyze along the areas: which is the level of access, coverage by preschool education for children. I believe this issue should be kept a priority, within the review, as a child, if properly trained in preschool institutions, gets to elementary school possessing relevant knowledge. This allows the child to be more successful in school," explained Volodymyr Groysman.

The Prime Minister noted that we must understand the situation within the country in terms of access of children to preschool education. In this regard, the Head of Government instructed the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine together with local authorities to clarify this issue and to outline the real situation in the country.

"If we join efforts, coordinate this issue, it will give us the opportunity to realize clearly how we ensure coverage, where we have, in which regions, the critical state of providing places in kindergartens, so that we could help them", he said, stressing that in this matter there are envisaged tools of the State Regional Development Fund.

The Head of Government noted that as a result of financial decentralization the regions obtained the powers to open new groups, new places, to improve conditions of stay of children in kindergartens". "We have all these opportunities", he stressed. I think that this issue is among core ones for local authorities".

Moreover, the Prime Minister urged the Ministry of Education and Science jointly with the local authorities to clarify the situation with the availability of school camps and to enlarge access to such kind of rest.

"Not all Ukrainian families can afford to send their children to the sea. Therefore, we should enlarge the number of summer school camps, which are popular among children, but there is often the lack of places to get there," said Volodymyr Groysman.

 

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