At the initiative of the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation S. Kravtsov, a meeting of four ministers of education of the CIS countries was held
At the initiative of the Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Sergei Kravtsov, a meeting of four ministers of education of the CIS countries was held. The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan Saydali Imomzoda, Minister of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic Bolotbek Kupeshev, Minister of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sherzod Shermatov.
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, at a meeting with members of the Government of the Russian Federation, instructed to strengthen the development and support of the study of the Russian language in the CIS countries.
“Our states are linked by long-term fruitful cooperation and common history. And we, as ministers of education and education, are responsible for the young generation, for preserving the continuity of cultural traditions and friendship of our peoples, ”Sergei Kravtsov began the meeting. “In this context, it is important to work on creating a common educational space, preserving humanitarian ties between peoples”.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed the prospects for the development of humanitarian projects aimed at supporting the study and teaching of the Russian language, as well as improving the quality of education in Russian in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.
Sergey Kravtsov noted the successful implementation of projects to create a joint educational infrastructure abroad. So, by September 2022, it is planned to complete the construction and commissioning in Tajikistan of five joint schools for 1200 students each. A similar project is being developed with the Kyrgyz Republic. Thanks to these projects, about 15 thousand children will have access to modern education.
The Kyrgyz side also expressed interest in expanding the project to send Russian teachers to local schools. According to Sergei Kravtsov, Russia is ready to send an additional 24 subject teachers and thus increase the total number of teachers teaching in Kyrgyz schools to 54 people.
Russia and Uzbekistan will also continue to implement joint projects to improve the quality of teaching in Russian, which include testing Uzbek schoolchildren, teachers and educators for their knowledge of the Russian language, adapting professional retraining and advanced training programs for teachers, preparing joint teaching materials and lessons in Russian. language.
Sergey Kravtsov told his foreign colleagues about the leading activities of the Ministry of Education of Russia, focusing on the construction and modernization of schools, strengthening educational work, updating the content of curricula, creating a digital educational environment and Russia’s participation in international studies of the quality of education.
In the opinion of foreign colleagues, the topics sounded are relevant for all CIS countries, therefore, the format of the quadripartite meetings proposed by Russia will contribute to the development of the most effective solutions based on the best international practices. It is planned to hold such meetings on a regular basis.