BISHKEK -- The Kyrgyz government plans to use funds seized in corruption cases to open new schools and alleviate overcrowding, 24.kg reported Tuesday (September 11) citing President Sooronbai Jeenbekov.
Jeenbekov made his remarks at a meeting with Minister of Education and Science Gulmira Kudaiberdiyeva in Bishkek.
Overcrowded schools indicate the need to reform secondary schooling, he said.
"There should be no problem," Jeenbekov said. "We have enough funds to build schools. In addition, money from a special account, which we opened to receive funds seized in the fight against corruption, will primarily go to build schools in the provinces and in Bishkek."
The Education and Science Ministry plans to open 78 schools by the end of 2018.