New opportunities in the education system of Uzbekistan discussed
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - On 30 April, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev held a meeting on the quality completion of the current academic year, the organization of final and entrance exams.
In a pandemic, the learning process is based on distance technologies, 500 thousand students and 7 million students from more than 10 thousand educational institutions are covered by online lessons. This new mechanism ensures uninterrupted learning.
Now the challenge is the quality of the completion of the academic year. Taking into account the experience of foreign countries and the current situation, it is planned to conduct final exams at universities in an online form.
At the meeting, instructions were given on the quality organization of these processes.
The necessity of improving the system of receiving documents to educational institutions, creating the possibility of filing documents remotely, via the Internet is noted. The public will be informed in detail about the new procedures and amenities.
As you know, it was originally planned to introduce entrance examinations in 5 subjects from 2020, three compulsory and two core ones. However, due to quarantine, opportunities have become limited for the full preparation for such an exam format.
Responsible persons are instructed to ensure the organization of entrance exams this year in a simplified form.
Currently, there are four Presidential and nine creative schools in Uzbekistan. This year it is planned to commission 5 more Presidential and 2 creative schools. It was entrusted to complete their construction on time.
Due to the pandemic, the concept of social distance has firmly entered our lives. In this regard, the need for a revision of the standards for capacity in educational institutions, especially in schools, is indicated.
We absolutely have no right to postpone work to improve the education system under the pretext of a pandemic, the President emphasized.
The necessity of reviewing the training loads and programs based on the situation, increasing attention to the formation of practical skills in universities is noted.
The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education and the State Inspectorate for Monitoring the Quality of Education under the Cabinet of Ministers have been instructed to provide universities with the right to independently determine work plans and programs based on labor market demand and employer requests. It is also necessary to develop a mechanism for monitoring program compliance with established requirements.
The importance of the rejection of such methods that did not justify itself was pointed out, such as lecturing “from paper”, writing abstracts under dictation, developing educational methods and raising the professional level of teachers.
In this regard, the ministries of public education, higher and secondary special education were instructed to gradually establish distance education for teachers, remote monitoring of lessons, and minimize the human factor in assessing knowledge.
It is necessary to improve the system for identifying and professional orientation of gifted youth. It is indicated to intensify breeding work, to revise the activities of lyceums, taking into account that their curriculum should stand out qualitatively in comparison with the school curriculum.
Earlier, it was decided to create a new type of vocational schools, colleges and technical schools from the next school year. At the same time, the shortcomings of the old college system must be taken into account. In this regard, the task was set to organize in each region one exemplary professional school, college and technical school.
Responsible persons provided information on the work carried out in the field and forthcoming measures in fulfillment of the tasks set at the meeting.