Russia and Tajikistan signed a number of agreements on the establishment and conditions for the functioning of joint schools and the organization of the work of Russian teachers in the republic
On November 30, First Deputy Minister of Education of the Russian Federation Alexander Bugaev and Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan Muhammadyusuf Saydali Imomzoda signed an agreement on the establishment and conditions for the operation of five joint schools with instruction in the language in other cities of Tajikistan and the organization of the activities of Russian teachers in the general education system of the republic.
Both documents are aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the field of education, the quality of education in Russian in the field of advanced training, as well as the protection and interests of Russian specialists working in the republic.
New joint schools, founded by the Ministry of Education of Russia and the Ministry of Education and Science of Tajikistan, appear in five cities of the republic: Dushanbe, Kulyab, Khujand, Bokhtar and Tursunzade. The training will be carried out in Russian in accordance with Russian state standards. At the same time, teachers from Russia will be included in the teaching staff.
Financing for wages, advanced training and professional retraining of teaching staff will be provided by the Russian side.
“Today we have adopted a number of agreements that set the cooperation of our countries to a new level. I am sure that the creation of joint schools where children study in Russian according to Russian standards, and what is even more important, for Russian teachers, will increase the interest of local schoolchildren in the Russian language and in Russia as a whole. Thus, in addition to high-quality education in Russian, the students of these schools will gain valuable knowledge about Russia, our international environment, cultural and national national characteristics, ”said Alexander Bugaev.
Russia will also provide the necessary educational literature and educational and methodological kits, pupils of junior grades of joint schools, as well as Russian junior pupils, will receive free hot meals.
Children of citizens of the Russian Federation and citizens of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as other states can study in schools on a free basis.
Earlier, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin gave a direct order to the Minister of Education Sergei Kraytsov to pay attention to the development and support of the Russian language in the CIS countries, especially in Tajikistan.
Within the framework of the humanitarian project of the Russian Ministry of Education “Russian Teacher Abroad”, 50 teachers of the Russian language and literature, physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, geography and primary classes are already teaching in 22 schools in Tajikistan. Thanks to Russian specialists, children develop their reading skills, show them to literary works, participate in Olympiads, which opens up opportunities for them to enter Russian universities.
In 2017, Tajikistan became the first country in which the project was launched. Currently, more than 150 Russian teachers work in schools in six countries: Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Mongolia, Vietnam and Uzbekistan.
As part of a large-scale work to improve the quality of education in Russian abroad, the Ministry of Education of Russia is working on a number of projects, including the creation and development of a joint educational infrastructure, sending Russian teachers abroad to teach in local schools, improving the qualifications of Russian language teachers, and creating an educational literature in Russian.