Enrollment in schools and kindergartens on the rise


A new nationwide core program on pre-school education will be carried out in the 2015-2016 academic year, kicking off as enrollment in schools and kindergartens increases.
Under the new core program every child will be taught the skills to acknowledge what they like to do, express their mind freely, become more independent, and approach what they do more creatively, noted Minister of Education, Culture, and Sciences L.Gantumur during the weekly “Hour with the Minister” meeting.
The number of children enrolling in kindergartens increased by 11,400 compared to the previous academic year. This year, a total of 218,100 children have enrolled in 1,225 kindergartens nationwide. A total of 539,818 children have enrolled in 799 general education schools; 64,364 of them are entering first grade. Some 6,900 teachers will work in kindergartens nationwide, and 28,800 teachers are to educate students in grade schools.
Primary school students will be provided with books free of charge, while the price for books for secondary and high school students will average 2,600 MNT. National producers are sewing student uniforms and prices are stable this year, added Minister L.Gantumur.
This year 169,000 students will obtain higher education at 99 state and privately owned universities, institutes and colleges. The higher education curriculum will be completely shifted to a system that allows students to choose their majors in their sophomore and junior years.
In the 2015-2016 academic year, a total of 153 buildings will be under construction funded by the state budget, and 26 buildings are being constructed with local budget funds. Some 40 schools and 40 kindergartens are being built under concession contracts, one kindergarten and 21 schools are being established with aid from China, and the construction of 10 kindergartens will be executed under Japanese assistance. It is expected that 25 new schools will be in operation in 2015, providing classrooms for 12,338 children and 47 new kindergartens with 7,200 beds, Minister L.Gantumur reported at the weekly meeting.

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