Trans­parency, In­tegrity and Jus­tice Promised dur­ing Ad­mis­sions Process

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN - Igor Ch­ernykh

The re­cent meet­ing of the In­ter­na­tional Press Club in Tashkent in­cluded a press con­fer­ence with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the lead­er­ship of the Min­istry of Higher and Se­condary Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion to dis­cuss the prepa­ra­tions for the ad­mis­sions ex­ams to higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions in the 2018- 2019 aca­demic year.

It was re­ported that this year the to­tal quota for un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents is des­ig­nated at 69,200, of which 17,654 seats are pro­vided on the gov­ern­ment schol­ar­ship ba­sis, while the re­main­ing 51,546 stu­dents are ex­pected to en­roll as tu­ition- fee pay­ers.

A quota of 5,903 has been de­ter­mined for grad­u­ate pro­grams of higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, of which 1,552 seats are on gov­ern­ment fel­low­ship ba­sis, while 4,351 wannabe masters will be asked to pay for their stud­ies.

Start­ing from the 2018- 2019 aca­demic year, the term of study in higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions for train­ing bach­e­lors of arts ma­jor­ing in preschool ed­u­ca­tion will be three years.

The to­tal quota for ad­mis­sion to higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions for dis­tance and evening cour­ses of ed­u­ca­tion is de­ter­mined at the rate of 30% of the gen­eral bac­calau­re­ate quota ap­proved for the 2018- 2019 aca­demic year in higher ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

Train­ing in the cor­re­spon­dence and evening de­part­ments of ed­u­ca­tion is car­ried out on a feecon­tract ba­sis. The cost of get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion in these di­rec­tions of ed­u­ca­tion is equal to the cost of train­ing in the cor­re­spond­ing day di­rec­tion of the bach­e­lor’s de­gree.

The 60 higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions of Uzbek­istan and their 19 branches have registered a to­tal of 675,049 ap­pli­cants.

For the first time in the his­tory of higher ed­u­ca­tion in the coun­try, the rec­tors adopted an open col­lec­tive ad­dress ( ap­peal). It noted that ap­pli­cants should rely on their knowl­edge alone:

“The en­tire na­tion looks to you with great hope. You are our fu­ture! In our coun­try, all con­di­tions have been cre­ated for ed­u­ca­tion, the de­vel­op­ment of science and the ac­qui­si­tion of a pro­fes­sion. You have cho­sen your pro­fes­sion and de­cided to en­roll at the higher ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions of the coun­try, so be wor­thy of the en­vi­ron­ment de­liv­ered and meet the con­fi­dence placed in you, use your knowl­edge, mind and in­tel­lect for the ben­e­fit of the na­tion. Care­fully pre­pare for the en­trance ex­ams and tests. Rely on your knowl­edge.”

Mean­while, par­ents are also called for hon­esty:

“Our chil­dren are pre­cious to us, and it’s our true dream to see them per­fect. To­day, the time is chang­ing to en­roll in ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions, for young peo­ple there are wide op­por­tu­ni­ties, but, un­for­tu­nately, the views of scam­mers and ex­tor­tion­ers do not change. They still want to earn dis­hon­estly. Do not fall into their trap.

“Un­der the Cor­rup­tion Act, the one who gives a bribe, and the one who re­ceives it, are equally li­able be­fore the law and will be pun­ished with all sever­ity. If you want to help your child, do not al­low in­ap­pro­pri­ate be­hav­ior.

“An ill- con­sid­ered step taken now will have grave neg­a­tive con­se­quences in the fu­ture for your child. A per­son who en­rolled for study with a bribe, dur­ing his en­tire life will think how to re­turn it. He will look at peo­ple as a “com­mod­ity”, be it a teacher or doc­tor, a re­spon­si­ble per­son or just an em­ployee, and ex­tort money from them. In the soul of ex­tor­tion­ers, the seeds of kind­ness do not grow. Let’s pre­vent the chain of bribery and ex­tor­tion so that they are not chains in the hands of our chil­dren nor lead them be­hind bars.

“Mod­ern life is mov­ing for­ward at a rapid pace, glob­al­iza­tion cov­ers the whole world, the views of all are fo­cused on young peo­ple. It is im­por­tant to cor­rectly un­der­stand, ap­pre­ci­ate and unite in the name of a com­mon goal and idea. This idea is based on the prin­ci­ples of jus­tice, peace, equal­ity, in­ter­na­tion­al­ism and is the idea of in­de­pen­dence and pros­per­ous home­land Uzbek­istan.”

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