Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman calls on local
authorities to determine the construction of kindergartens among the top
priority issues and to eliminate the waiting list of children to attend preschool
facilities in 2 to 4 years. He announced this during a ceremony of opening
together with Kyiv Mayor Vitalii Klytchko the new
preschool educational institution No. 791 in Darnytsky
area of Kyiv.
"I want that all rural heads could hear me now – it
should be a topmost priority: we must do everything in power to ensure that in
2-3-4 years, depending on the problems, the queues to kindergartens be
liquidated," said Volodymyr Groysman.
According to him, currently there is a shortfall of
kindergartens in the country. Children’s day centres are overcrowded, while dozens
thousands of children are waiting in queues. "It is unacceptable for the
country", accentuated the PM.
"The task of the local authorities is to determine it as
a priority to reconstruct old and build new infant schools”, said the Prime
The Head of Government believes that education must get the
most attention and respect of the government to provide Ukrainian children with
good education and ensure competitiveness.
agree that children are our future. But to succeed in the future children must
receive high quality education now", said Volodymyr Groysman.
Minister noted that education sector had been included into the list of high-priority
objectives for the Government for 2017. In particular, there was envisaged an
increase in wages for Ukrainian teachers by 50%, also the minimum wage will
grow twofold that will affect the wages of staff of preschool educational
institutions. "All these will contribute to the normal educational process
including in preschool education", said the Head of Government.
Groysman noted that across the country there had been opened new preschool facilities.
Their construction proved possible due to the decentralization reform initiated
by the PM, thereby presently the local budgets have billions hryvnyas.
the delegation of powers won’t yield the result unless local executive bodies are
capable of exercising relevant control and determining priorities to ensure
effective use of the accumulated resource, explained the Prime Minister.
there is good governance, there appear such kindergartens, new schools, infrastructure. I wish this priority be invariable for each
particular local leader whom we elect and trust," urged Volodymyr Groysman.
solemn opening of the kindergarten the Head of Government toured the premises
of the preschool educational institution and gave children gifts on the eve of
the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays.