To Sow the Seeds of the Reason, Good, Eternity
Uzbekistan to celebrate the Teacher’s and Mentor’s Day
These days, festive events are in full swing in our country on the occasion of the Day of Teachers and Mentors, marked in Uzbekistan on the first day of October. The educators receive congratulations in the form of extensive reforms in the sphere. This year there are a lot of initiatives that should make education in our country more qualitative and meeting the requirements of the time.
The transition to 11-year school education has been accomplished. As shown in the survey of school leavers on June 18-20, the absolute majority of them - 352 out of 467 thousand, or 75% want to continue their studies in 10th grades in general schools, as opposed to academic lyceums and professional colleges. Thus the schools are engaged in developing new curricula, programs and textbooks. On the basis of workshops 615 vocational colleges organize production training complexes, where about 7,000 neighboring schools are attached. And for 2.7 thousand educational institutions, which are located far from colleges, 1,103 of its complexes are being created. There they will teach locksmith, forge, sewing, culinary, hairdressing, embroidery and other specialties. Together with the certificate of 11-year education, the children will receive a state-recognized document that allows them to work.
The development of a network of private schools has been launched. Increasing their number, according to experts, will promote competition between private and public institutions and, as a result, improve the quality of education.
For the first time, the development of preschool education has been elevated to the status of a state program. Today, on the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the issues on the creation of a separate ministry are being worked out, which would create conditions that will ensure the coverage of all preschool children by children's institutions.
Development and received a system of higher education. Along with the transformations of existing educational institutions, new universities have appeared in the regions. So, for example, in Surkhandarya region, where only one university was functioning - Termez State University, two more were opened - these are branches of Tashkent agrarian and technical universities. And the Chirchik Pedagogical Institute has resumed its activity.
At the same time, on these holidays, I would like to once again congratulate our esteemed and beloved teachers and mentors, who every day enter classes or audiences in order to sow reasonable, good, eternal.