Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman said that the draft state budget for 2018 on upgrading the technical base of primary classes (1-4 classes), the Ukrainian schools will be allocated 1 billion UAH.

“In 2018 we will allocate in the new budget 1 billion UAH for the modernization of the educational process in the elementary grades,” the Prime Minister said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on Wednesday.

Funds will be used to purchase modern training tools and equipment.

According to him, also in 2018 it is planned 25% increase in teachers ‘ salaries, amounting to an average of 1.5 thousand UAH for each of the teachers.

V. Groisman said that by 2020 it is planned to completely eliminate queues in kindergartens, and in September the government intends to make a joint with the local authorities the program of providing children with places in kindergartens .

As reported, on 15 August, the Prime Minister said that the turn in kindergartens from the beginning of 2017 decreased by 13 thousand to 65 thousand.