Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Arsim Bajrami took part in publication of the study on the early childhood education cost, which is prepared from UNICEF Office in Kosova, with support of the Kosova Assembly.
The Chairman of the Kosova Assembly, Mr. Kadri Veseli said that this study is very important, especially regarding the increase of standards in rural areas. The chairman Veseli said that, non-inclusion of the children in early education affects small economic development of the country.
Minister Bajrami, on this occasion has assessed that supporting such study by the Kosova Assembly, is an indication of the concentration of the Assembly Chairman, but also all other stakeholders in enhancement of human rights.
Minister Bajrami said that issue of inclusion in pre-primary and primary education is a very important dimension of respecting human rights.
“Inclusion and investment in early childhood is success of all educational system, as well as the first link of building a quality education system. We are very pleased with this study, because is a real indicator of the real state, while is not for satisfaction the level of children inclusion, being that it is outside European standards”, stressed Minister Bajrami.
Minister Bajrami vowed that MEST is working to increase the inclusion of children in pre-primary education, to increase the number of public and private gardens, raising and improving standards in gardens.
Minister Bajrami said that MEST in cooperation with IPA Project has approved funds to build around 20 public kindergartens in the next year, and has worked on correct assignment of curriculum for ages 3-6 years
While the representative of the UNICEF Office in Kosova, Mr. James Mugaju said that UNICEF’s vision is to ensure that all children of Kosovo are physically healthy, mentally and emotionally safe and ready to learn. He said that investment in early education is a unique opportunity to prepare children to be productive members of society.
Last modified: September 7, 2022