03 October 2011, Monday, 21:04
author: Marina Shumilova
On the eve of the International Teacher Day the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met well-known pedagogues of the Republic and discussed the problems, which worried the pedagogical community today with them during a tea party.
Rustem Khamitov reported that the wages of teachers reached the average Republican level this year (making up 16,5 thousand rubles). It happened thanks to the fact that the wages were raised three times in 2011. Since October 1 the wages of teachers will be raised again.
“We’ve fulfilled our promises but it is just the first step” – Rustem Khamitov said – “The state is indebted to the pedagogical community and not just by wages but by housing too. For the last several years our teachers were receiving less than they expected. Now we begin paying these debts back”.
Further Rustem Khamitov informed the participants of the meeting about economic situation in Bashkortostan – in agriculture, industry, house- and road-building and investment policy. “Sure, we will support the education standards on the state level, we have to provide our citizens with good education and good health care system” – he said – “These two problems are our direct responsibility”.
Rustem Khamitov also reported that in 2011 more than 700 million rubles was additionally spent for wages of teachers and slightly more was allocated for strengthening of the material and technical base at the Republican schools.
“We never invested so much to the education system before. In 2012 this figure will increase up to two billion rubles. We will further improve state backing of education sphere, same resources will be spent for repair, renovations, purchases of equipment, sport inventory etc. We have all opportunities to develop ourselves and move forward but schools have to supply us with good graduates – clever, ready for life and with stable moral core”.