More than 60 thousand people work in the educational system in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug- Ugra. Including the ungraded schools. They are created in the difficult to access localities. Remote territories is the characteristic of the region. Despite that all the children have the same conditions for receiving general education.
The government of Ugra is successfully addressing the pre-school education and child care availability problem. To this end the government takes actions stimulating pre-school education services market development, day-care and pre-school education groups within the structure of high schools, children's additional education institutions, company kindergartens, and NGOs. New kindergartens are under construction in various municipalities. In 2014 7 new pre-school education institutions opened their doors, 15 more will start operating before the year end. Total number of pre-school education institutions to be opened in 2014-2018 is 107, they will be able to accept over 20,500 children.
The Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug - Urga is the national leader in the number of high schools equipped with state-of-the-art technologies. Over 80% of 312 municipal high schools in the region are equipped with the necessary facilities to support modern teaching techniques. 90% of the region's schools are using electronic document flow: both teachers and students use electronic student progress records and gradebooks. All school buildings in the Autonomous Okrug are equipped with automatic fire alarm systems. Emergency police call buttons are available in 88% of educational organizations, practically all schools have internal and external video surveillance systems.
Greater attention has been paid recently to creating favorable conditions for inclusive education, i.e. education accessible to all children.
Hot meals for all school children are funded from the regional budget. Students from subsidized households receive two free meals a day.
There are 63 underfilled rural schools in the territory of Ugra. They are located in Beloyarski, Berezovski, Kondinski, Nefteyugansk, Nizhnevartovsk, Oktyabrski, Surgut and Khanty-Mansiysk districts. The total number of students in these schools is 4,606.
63 organizations offer additional education services in Ugra. Most popular additional education disciplines are art, sports, ecology and biology. 82 thousand children aged 5 to 18 attend additional education classes. In most cases this education is free and inclusive.
In 28 schools of Ugra the students study native languages and literature of the Ob-Ugrian peoples - the Khanty, the Mansi, the Nenets and the Komi languages. Special Russian language adaptation courses are offered to children from the migrants' families. There are 8 disciplines with ethno-cultural content in the school curricula: native language, native literature, regional history studies, geography, ecology and history of Ugra, game and fishing management, traditional culture of the peoples of the North. Additional education schools offer courses in bead weaving, ethnic sports, and traditional ethnic crafts.
Traditionally vocational education has been the main source of qualified labor for the regional economy. 90% of vocational schools and colleges students major in disciplines related to oil production, civil engineering, power generation and transport, agriculture and timber industry.
Higher education in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug – Ugra is provided by two regional universities and 1 Academy, as well as 2 federal universities - the Ugra State University and the Nizhnevartovsk State University.
15 thousand students are trained in 19 professional colleges.
Significant attention is paid by the government of Ugra to talented kids and young people. They receive support for participation in academic competitions and contests, the most talented receive Governor's grants. Best performing students receive special scholarships.