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Russian pre-school educational program to embrace Crimea, Sevastopol

April 03, 2014, 23:42 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, April 03, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s educational programs will embrace the Republic of Crimea and the Federal City of Sevastopol, including a program of 100-percent accessibility of pre-school education, Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov told reporters assessing Thursday’s governmental meeting.

“The infrastructure of pre-school education in Crimea is extremely outdated,” the minister said. “Actually, there hasn’t been any large-scale investment in this sphere for the past 20 years.”

At the same time, “the children have been forming a rather lengthening queue waiting for a place in a nursery school,” he said.

“We are still analyzing the situation and collecting information,” Livanov said. “I can say that Crimea and Sevastopol will be involved in all our educational programs, including the program of 100-percent accessibility of pre-school education.”

He also said that “the Russian government at its next session is due to tackle allotment of subsidies to Russian regions for the pre-school modernisation.”

“A total of 40 billion roubles will be allocated this year to create new places in the system of pre-primary education, and Crimea and Sevastopol will take part in this project along with other regions,” the minister said adding that “the new regions are challenged with a month-long task of starting the work, including construction of new facilities, etc.

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