Opposition’s demand of Assad’s immediate resignation absurd - Russian envoy to GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 16:34
Moscow celebrates Defender of the Fatherland DaySociety & Culture February 23, 16:19
ISS astronauts capture Dragon with manipulatorScience & Space February 23, 14:36
Vitaly Churkin’s body delivered to RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 23, 12:30
Ukrainian military shell Donetsk water purification plantWorld February 23, 11:45
Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
MOSCOW, March 1 (Itar-Tass) — Russian teachers in 2012 will have another pay rise, RF Education and Science Minister Andrei Fursenko said at a meeting of the Russian government's presidium on Thursday.
According to him, from the 60 billion roubles planned for these purposes 30 billion have already been transferred to regions. The second tranche will be transferred on July 1. “There will be another pay rise this year,” Fursenko promised, adding that region’s funds in the first place will be spent on this. “By the end of the year the issue of increasing teachers’ wages to the average in the regional economy will be settled,” the minister said.
In addition, Fursenko said that this year 4.5 thousand schools are to undergo capital repairs. “About 9 billion roubles is planned to be allocated for this purpose,” said the minister. He added that about half a million teachers will have to upgrade their skills. “Thus, each school will feel changes in the quality of teaching,” he believes.
“We should keep it all under control to avoid failures,” the RF prime minister said.