New Discipline to Be Introduced in Schools
Pilot project to teach chess as part of mandatory curricula starts in 150 schools across Uzbekistan.
In the long run, a program of measures will be developed that provides for the gradual transition of all general schools in the nation to the teaching of chess, the training of highly qualified trainers, the consolidation of the financial and technical capacities of chess clubs and chess classes of general schools.
In addition, as it follows from a presidential resolution, the Republican Specialized Children’s and Youth Sports School of Chess will be transferred to the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan. From now on, it will carry out its activities on the conditions of self- funding.
In a month’s time, all chess clubs will undergo documentation process. And from 1 September 2018, all chess clubs and other sports institutions that teach chess and train players in this field, irrespective of the form of ownership, will have to pass mandatory accreditation in the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan in coordination with the Ministry of Physical Culture and Sports.
A mechanism is being introduced whereby chess clubs provide quarterly reports on their activities to the Chess Federation of Uzbekistan.