The final 6.5 million of a total of 20.8 million Euro in grants for reforms of the Serbian education system was paid by the European Union, the EU Info Center said on Friday.
It quoted EU Delegation chief, Ambassador Sem Fabrizi as saying that the final part of the grant was paid because the European Commission felt that Serbia had done well with the education system reforms. He said that education is the best investment for the future in every country, recalling that the EU donated more than 100 million Euro to the Serbian education system over the past 15 years.
Serbia’s European Integration Minister Jadranka Joksimovic said that the European Commission recognized the efforts to implement fundamental reforms. She singled out the training of 40,000 teachers in innovative teaching practices while Education Minister Branko Ruzic said that the support of the EU motivates further reforms.