56 Specialized Schools to Be Opened by Year End
Today, more than 400,000 teachers work in the institutions of the Ministry of Public Education and more than 5.2 million children are studying. Proceeding from the Address of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Oliy Majlis, large-scale works are now being carried out in these institutions aimed at further improving their activities.
“Building on the Address of the head of state to the Oliy Majlis, and in accordance with the Strategy of Actions, the Ministry has developed a roadmap aimed at improving the quality of education and upbringing,” said Minister of Public Education Ulugbek Inoyatov in an interview with our correspondent. “In it, special attention is paid to the construction of new educational institutions, the reconstruction of existing ones. To improve the conditions for students to receive quality education, 21 new general education schools are planned, with the expectation of 67,500 pupils, reconstruction of 221 and a major reconstruction of 93 schools. It is planned to provide 672 schools (including 335, where construction and installation works will be carried out, and 337 are subject to retrofitting), 51,858 sets of student’s desks, 225 sets of teaching and laboratory equipment for physics, chemistry and biology, sports equipment for 41 sports halls. In addition, in 2018, it is planned to provide 2,859 secondary schools with loans from the Eximbank of the Republic of Korea, 1,303 from the grant funds of the People’s Republic of China, 412 sets of computer equipment for grant funds from the Global Partnership in Education.”
It is planned to improve the quality of education through the wide introduction in the educational process of advanced foreign experience, innovative methods of teaching and information and communication technologies, the publication of 9.7 million textbooks for students of the 11th grade.
The focus is on vocational training for students in grades 10-11. It is planned to provide 489 cabinets of training and production complexes with the necessary inventory.
The development of the concept of priority events for 2018-2022 will be aimed at increasing the efficiency of the work of the children’s Barkamol Avlod Centers. The final stage of sports games for schoolchildren Umid Niumollari-2018 will be held on the ground in 21 sports as Holiday of Youth and Sports.
- The country switched to 11year education. How is the work to provide students of the 10th grade with textbooks and teachers is going?
- Of the 467,000 students who graduated in the last academic year, 9th grades, almost 70% are now enrolled in the 10th grade. For pupils of 10-11th grades, based on the priority directions of the development of society on the basis of the opinions of scientists, practical teachers and the general public, the curricula for 12 general educational subjects have been newly developed, certain changes have been made. Thus, along with training more than 50 professions, the younger generation will study the subject “Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship”.
According to the curricula, 9 million textbooks were published for students of the 10th grade in 18 general education disciplines in 7 languages. They were delivered to all regions. The development of these textbooks attracted experienced teachers, pedagogical scientists and methodologists.
In connection with the introduction of 11-year education, the question was acute: Who will teach?. To solve this problem, joint work was carried out with the relevant ministries and departments. In order to meet the emerging need for personnel, 9,526 graduates of higher education institutions, more than 12 thousand teachers, whose academic hours were reduced in academic lyceums and professional colleges, were accepted for work. To train teachers of the 10th grades, training seminars were held, where 90,000 teachers, 2,500 workers without a profile education, and retraining courses were upgraded.
To meet the demand for personnel on the ground, the Tashkent Regional Chirchik State Pedagogical Institute was established, where 750 students were admitted. Also, the Termez branch of the Nizami Tashkent State Pedagogical University, the Denau branch of Termez State University was opened. At the same time, at special correspondence departments of 15 universities for more than 9 thousand teachers with secondary special education, it became possible to obtain higher education.
- The head of state repeatedly noted the importance of educating the younger generation at all times, which became even more urgent in the 21st century. What measures are taken in the system of public education for cooperation in the upbringing of children?
- Now the primary organizations of the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan are functioning in general education institutions, where social projects are implemented by the leaders on the principle “peer to peer”. Also, their activists are conducting various circles, whose work is aimed at developing the intellectual abilities of students. On a completely different quality level, book holidays are held in primary, events and competitions in grades 5-9.
In the country there are 211 children’s Barkamol Avlod Centers, where 130,304 pupils study the basics of professions in 5,068 hobby clubs. 12,792 kids come from low-income families, 1,970 are from Mehribonlik homes, 342 are children with disabilities.
Parenting is a process that requires joint efforts. If we work in close cooperation, first of all, with parents, mahallas and other organizations, this will certainly bear fruit. And the conditions are gradually being created. Only dedication is required of us.