President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Participation in the opening ceremony of the new buildings of Tajikistan Presidential Lyceum for gifted children and school No. 102 in Dushanbe

17.08.2020 10:07, Dushanbe city
Мулоқот бо кормандони соҳаи тандурустӣ 18.08.2020

The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon attended the opening ceremony of the new buildings of the Tajikistan Presidential Lyceum for gifted children in Dushanbe. He was accompanied by the Chairman of the National Assembly, Chairman of  Dushanbe Rustam Emomali.

President Rahmon also inspected the newly-built dormitory that will house 230 of the school's students. The school is the first of its kind in the country, established in 1998 by the initiative of President Rahmon.

Following the opening ceremony, President Rahmon instructed the officials of the school to establish a kindergarten for 300 children by the beginning of the next academic year and to attract qualified specialists.

While visiting the Shohmansur district, the officials attended the opening of the newly-built secondary educational Institution No: 102, which will be able to accommodate 2400 students in two shifts. It was built by the presidential order as part of the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of independence.

The new school was built by Hurmatullo Zaydov, a local entrepreneur, and the head of Tajikhydromontazh.

The officials met with the teachers and students in the spacious hall of the school and wished them success in the new academic year.

President Rahmon spoke about the state and future developments of education and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He noted that in order to further improve the conditions of education and create modern educational opportunities, dozens of educational institutions are being built, with most planned to be opened before the 30th anniversary of independence.

He also stressed that the younger generations should learn from the past and strive to strengthen peace and stability, and contribute to the protection and stability of our national statehood.

The declaration of 2020-2040 as the period of learning and development of natural and hard sciences should facilitate the building of a brighter future and strengthening the technical knowledge and skills of the younger generation, he added.

President Rahmon pointed to the necessity of increasing the number of hours devoted to mathematics and natural sciences, without reducing the hours dedicated to humanitarian subjects.

According to him, since gaining independence, the government had built nine presidential schools to accommodate about 8,000 students, 75 gymnasiums for more than 53,000 students, and 71 lyceums which can accept up to 36,000 students.

Today, there are 75 secondary technical vocational schools with an enrollment of a total of about 90,000 students, of which 32 institutions have been operating since independence.

 “The number of higher educational schools has increased from 13 to 40. More than 227,000 students are currently studying at higher educational institutions, and the number of its graduates is more than 600, 000,” noted President Rahmon.

In addition, more than 35,000 Tajik students are currently studying abroad.

Today, educational institutions are being built throughout the country, in urban and remote areas.

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