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29/December/2020   Politics

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev: the profession of a teacher should become the most reputable and respected in society

TASHKENT, December 29. /Dunyo IA/. According to the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, preschool age is the most important period of a child's life. This is the period when the child`s moral and aesthetic ideas and physical qualities are formed, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.

With this in mind, the strategic goal in the coming years should be creating all necessary conditions for full coverage of all children with preschool education.

Pre-school education coverage set to reach 65% in 2021, by the end of 2023 this figure is expected to soar to 75%. Around $57mn worth subsidies will be spent to create two thousand non-state kindergartens, while the share of the private sector in this area will increase to 25%.

Moreover, remote villages will enjoy opportunities to use alternative forms of preschool education. In cooperation with UNICEF and the World Bank, a home-based model of preschool education will be organized for children with disabilities.

Some $192mn will be allocated for the construction of 30 new schools, repair and improvement of the material and technical base of 320 schools. $23.9mn will be channelled towards the implementation of the unified system of "e-education".

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev urged to make the quality of education in remote villages similar to the capital city. Teachers who work in a remote school in another district will enjoy a 50% wage bonus, and those who teach in another region will receive a 100% wage bonus. Subsidies will be allocated from the budget to stimulate the activities of private schools in the regions.

Another issue that will be in the center of public attention will be improving the skills of teachers, stimulating their hard work.

Until today, teachers used to undergo training courses every 5 years. From now on, they will be required to improve their skills on a constant basis.

“The profession of a teacher should become the most reputable and respected in society. The task of the state is to create all conditions for teachers so they would mainly focus on education and self-improvement”, - said President Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Work will continue to ensure decent payment for teachers, mentors and methodologists. Roughly $31.6mn will be allocated to stimulate public education workers.

The number of state grants for higher education will be increased by at least 25%.

The quota of scholarships for girls from low-income families will double.

Ties with be strengthened with leading foreign universities, research and innovation centers.

According to the President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, science and innovation create the basis for the country's development.

The number of doctoral students in universities and research organizations will reach 4.5 thousand, which is 3 times more than in 2017. $23mn will be allocated from the budget for these purposes.

In addition, around $145mn will be allocated to finance business projects of youth.

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