“25% of the state budget should be invested in education and science” – Andriy Sadovyi

Means for this should be taken from the excise tax on alcohol and tobacco products. This was stated by the leader of the Samopomich Union and the mayor of Lviv Andriy Sadovyi in an interview with the Crimean Tatar television channel “ATR”.

“It is important that we develop our children in schools, teach them new skills and knowledge. And most importantly, we need to teach them to be creative. Today it is necessary to invest a lot in teaching our children art and music, not to mention natural sciences and languages. Where can we get money for this from? The answer is simple – from the excise tax, the so-called “tax on sin”,” said Sadovyi.

According to him, the budget receives about 60 billion USD per year from the sale of tobacco and alcohol. And these funds must first be allocated for education, science, and physical culture.

“25% of the state budget should be invested in education and science. These are fundamental things. Look at how Germany and Japan have developed after the Second World War. Their main item of expenditure has been education. Look at Turkey, which has done unbelievable things over the past 25 years. They are all investing in education,” explained Sadovyi.

He added that teachers’ salaries should be among the highest salaries in Ukraine. Then there will be very many people willing to study teaching specialties in Ukraine and the system will finally start working.

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