President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a meeting with Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Purli Agamyradov and Minister of Education Mammetmyrat Geldiniyazov on Wednesday examined issues related to ongoing work in educational institutions.
At the meeting, the Head of State said taking into account the special attention paid today in Turkmenistan to the development of information technologies and the transition to the digital economy, it is necessary to strengthen human resources in this areas.
Given the rapid development of information technology, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also noted the importance of introducing new specialties in education institutions.
As the Turkmen leader noted, it is necessary to create new educational complexes, in which the process of education and training will harmoniously and consistently proceed from kindergarten to secondary school.
The Head of State emphasized the importance of opening specialized secondary schools with an in-depth study of robotics so that children and young people will get well oriented in the field of innovation.
Noting the importance of the activities of the Magtumguly Youth Organization, which works with the young people over the age of 14, the Head of State considered it necessary to establish the children's organization of Turkmenistan titled “Altyn Nesil”, which will unite high school students aged 7-14 years.
In order to optimize the educational work, the Head of State said to study the issue of introducing the position of teacher-psychologist in secondary schools with over 300 students.
The creation of a state center specializing in assisting the development of individual abilities of schoolchildren and introducing methods to stimulate children who achieve high results in school and public work will also contribute to improving the efficiency of the educational process, the Turkmen President said.
The Head of State also outlined the importance of preparing and introducing new state educational standards for higher education institutions that meet international requirements.