Tajik, Russian parliament speakers visit the site for construction of Russian-language school in Dushanbe
On Friday February 25, Majlisi Milli (Tajikistan’s upper chamber of parliament) Speaker Rustam Emomali and visiting Speaker of the Federation Council (Russia’s upper chamber of parliament) Valentina Matviyenko visited the site for construction of Russian-language school in Dushanbe, which is being built under financial support of the Russian Federation.
A government-to-government agreement between Tajikistan and Russia on construction of five Russian-language schools in Tajikistan was signed in Moscow on April 17, 2019. Each of these schools will accommodate up to 1,224 pupils.
The schools are being built in Dushanbe, Kulob, Khujand, Bokhtar and Tursunzoda.
Tajikistan’s lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of parliament on January 15, 2020 ratified the agreement with Russia on construction of five Russian-language schools in Tajikistan.
Recall, Russia has begun sending teachers to secondary schools in Tajikistan since the academic year 2019-2020. They teach subjects such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, computer science, Russian, and others at secondary schools where teaching is conducted in Russian.
The education sector in Tajikistan has been in decline after collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 and many Tajik nationals described the effort to bring over Russian teachers as a much-needed remedy.
Meanwhile, Tajik national news agency Khovar says Emomali and Matviyenko on February 25 also get acquainted with progress of construction another Russian-language being built under the mentions agreement through video conferencing.
The same day, they reportedly visited the Presidential Lyceum in Dushanbe’s Sino district, which accommodates 1,880 pupils. 106 skilled teachers, including five teachers from the Russian Federation, work in this lyceum. Russian teachers work in this lyceum as part of the project, Russian Teachers Abroad.