SETTING UP A COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
Great attention is being paid in Uzbekistan to the solution of education related issues and creation of decent conditions for all participants in the educational process.
The Law on Education adopted with the objective of raising the quality of education and training highly qualified specialists and the National Program for Training Specialists serve as an important legal foundation for introducing further improvements into this sphere.
These issues were in the center of attention of the participants in the roundtable discussion on the subject “The legal foundations of the non-government educational institutions’ activities” organized by the Committee on science, education, culture and sport under the Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis jointly with the Ministry of Public Education.
The event participants have specifically noted the high level recognition of the results of content and quality of education and training personnel, which meet the international standards, as an outcome of efficient work carried out in Uzbekistan.
Moreover, the creation of a competitive environment between the government and non-government educational establishments acquires an ever-growing significance. To date 821 non-government educational establishments have received licenses on a competitive basis for conducting this activity in the system of education and training personnel in the republic. These include 194 non-government pre-school educational establishments; 31establishments of general secondary education, 102 establishments of out of school education; 1 higher educational institution, as well as more than 490 operating re-training and personnel qualification improvement courses.
The “round table” participants discussed the quality of training and education of young people at non-government educational institutions and developed recommendations on the improvement of their efficiency.