Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ G.Chuluunbaatar, Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, received James Anderson, World Bank’s country manager for Mongolia, on September 13.
During the meeting, the sides discussed on effectively continuing World Bank’s support and cooperation on the education sector of Mongolia. Specifically, Mr. James Anderson expressed to implement new projects to provide equally accessible preschool based on World Bank’s research “Increasing quality and accessibility of preschool education” conducted in March 2017.
According to the study, the children in both the capital and regional area are not receiving equal accessibility to preschool education. In order to implement the project, the bank estimated that a total of USD 15 million will be required to build new kindergartens and increase capacity of the existing ones in the limited access areas. Furthermore, the bank has set goals to broaden the scope of preschool education projects nationwide for the herders’ children.
The meeting was attended by G.Chuluunbaatar, Acting Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, James Anderson, World Bank’s country manager for Mongolia, Rabia Ali, team lead for the World Bank’s education sector portfolio for Mongolia, J.Byambatsogt, Head of International Project and Foreign Relation Policy Department, S.Bolormaa, Head of Preschool Education Policy Department, D.Tuvshintugs and D.Altanbileg, Specialists at International Project and Foreign Policy Department of Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports.