The promising areas for short-term development of this sector were considered.
On July 15, Minister of Preschool Education of Uzbekistan Agrippina Shin had a meeting with UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Stefania Giannini. The parties discussed the progress on reforms in preschool education implemented in collaboration with the international organisation and the promising areas for development of this sector in the coming years, the press office of the Ministry reported to CentralAsia.news.
Stefania Giannini highly evaluated the work and measures implemented by the Republic in this sector. In particular, she noted that the Ministry had made progress towards increasing access to the improved systems of development, care and pre-primary education of children under 6 years. Currently, over 1.5 million children are enrolled in pre-primary education.
“At the moment, 77% of children under 6 years are enrolled in pre-primary education, and we are planning to increase this figure to 100% by 2025,” Shin emphasised.
Giannini also noted that Uzbekistan had done much work in a short time under the Ilk Qadam state programme to promote professional development of teachers. The interlocutors also discussed the preparatory work for the 2nd UNESCO World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, which would take place in the capital of Uzbekistan next autumn.