“We have obtained an allocation of one billion more than the previous plan. We now have 3 billion and 780 million euros available for investments in education”, said the minister during the presentation of the National Program 2021-2027
At least one billion euros of school resources will be used, starting from October, for numerous initiatives aimed at modernizing schools and promoting the fight against educational dropout. This was stated by the Minister of Education and Merit, Giuseppe Valditara, during the presentation of the National Program 2021-2027 School and Skills. “We have obtained an allocation of one billion more than the previous plan. We now have 3 billion and 780 million euros available for investments in education” explained the minister. “We have favored – he added – a strong synergy between the structural funds and the Pnrr funds”.
“We will increase tutors, funds for canteens, gyms and laboratories”
“We want to increasingly develop that action of personalizing learning in coordination with the figures of tutors and counselors who are paid with ministerial funds which we plan to increase – said Valditara – we must pay those teachers who will carry out these personalization actions during extracurricular hours ; we want to create a school training plan starting with managers and management staff; we want a plan for gyms and canteens, particularly for first cycle schools, to encourage the extension of school time and afternoon activities even beyond school timetable; being able to modernize gyms which often have obsolete equipment”. “We want to strengthen laboratories in high schools, in technical training institutes, in professional training institutes – continued Valditara – to bring school training ever closer to the work needs expressed by the territories. We must increasingly combine school and territories, school and work , school and business”.
“We want to launch a real summer plan”
“We then want to launch a real summer plan – the minister said – the schools will have to be able to ensure activities for their students throughout the year so as to become true centers of civic and social aggregation, but we must put in the money to allow schools according to their autonomy to become moments of training and aggregation for children who perhaps have no points of reference in the summer. To carry out these actions – he concludes – I have decided to allocate at least one billion euros and from the end of October we will start to be operational.”