President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree on measures to create “modern schools”.
The document was inked with the aim of “raising general secondary education to a new level by building secondary schools of a new type and stage-by-stage adaptation of previously constructed buildings to modern requirements, the use of modern pedagogical technologies in the educational process and development of competition in the educational services market”.
Until March 1, 2020, the Ministry of Public Education, together with the Ministry of Construction, is instructed to develop and approve standard projects for the construction and reconstruction of “modern schools” that are corresponding to foreign experience and the climatic conditions of the country, providing for the use of energy-saving, advanced technologies and engineering solutions, environmentally friendly materials and alternative energy sources.
New standards will also be developed for equipping general secondary education institutions with modern furniture and equipment, training-laboratory equipment, teaching materials, computer and multimedia equipment, including video surveillance.
The SUE “Center for innovation, technology and strategy” under the Ministry of Public Education has been appointed the responsible organization for assessing institutions of general secondary education based on the requirements for “modern schools”.
General secondary education institutions that meet the requirements for “modern schools” will be issued a certificate of conformity of the appropriate level.
The document states that from March 1, 2020, the construction, reconstruction, overhaul and equipment of state institutions of general secondary education is carried out on the basis of standard construction and reconstruction projects and standards for equipping “modern schools”, regardless of funding sources.