Czech education budget to increase by 3.8 billion next year

The Czech education budget is set to increase next year by 3.8 billion crowns, Education Minister Marcel Chládek told reporters on Friday. Mr Chládek said that besides the originally planned increase of two billion, earmarked for raising teachers’ salaries, Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka had also agreed to up the budget by another 1.8 billion. Minister Chládek said the additional funds would be used to finance some of the ministry’s long-term projects and to improve schools’ equipment, among other things.