28 August 2013, Wednesday, 10:24
author: Sergey Zakharov
On August 26, the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov took part in the videoconference concerning the education system readiness for the academic year of 2013-2014, held by the Chairman of the Government of Russia Dmitry Medvedev.
As the press-service of the head of the republic informs, at the meeting it was marked that 13,5 million children would go to Russian schools on September 2, including 1,5 million first-graders. Dmitry Medvedev underlined that the government and educational institutions should make their studies «interesting, comfortable and, of course, safe».
According to Dmitry Medvedev, this year about 40 billion rbl. are allocated for financing of regional education systems, and since 2011 120 billion rbl. have been already directed on these purposes.
Also it was said that for five years the number of schools which buildings were in disrepair decreased twice.
The Chairman of the Government of Russia has expressed his hope that in the near future «it will be possible everywhere, even at the most remote schools, to solve a problem of hot meals provision for children».