EU offers €9.3 million grant to support education in Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek : The European Union on Thursday transferred a total of 9.3 million euros to Kyrgyzstan’s Finance Ministry as part of an EU grant to support the education sector in the Central Asian country.
According to the ministry’s press office, the payment is the last tranche in 30 million euros of the EU assistance aimed at implementing Kyrgyzstan’s Education Development Strategy until 2020 and its Action Plan for 2016-2017. The previous two tranches, of about 10 million euros each, were received in 2016-2017.
The grant is expected to help reform general and vocational education, improve the quality of education and raise the professional standards of teachers, as well as developing the management of state revenues.