02.03.13 11:17

Turkmenistan introduces twelve-year schooling

Twelve-year schooling will take effect in the secondary schools of Turkmenistan starting from the 2013-2014 academic year. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov signed the decree “On improving the education system in Turkmenistan” at a government meeting.

The head of state also signed a resolution approving the concept of transition to the twelve-year secondary education in Turkmenistan.

The document instructs the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan the following:

- to draft the core school curriculums in connection with the transition to the twelve-year secondary education in the secondary schools and submit it to the appropriate Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan for approval;

- to approve the education programmes in accordance with the core school curriculums, prepare textbooks and learning aids;

- to ensure eleven-year schooling under the twelve-year education programme for schoolchildren, who were admitted in the 2004-2005 academic year and those admitted in the 2012-2013 academic year, as well as schoolchildren to be admitted in the 2013-2014 academic year, who already reached 7 years of age.

According to the presidential decree, the transition from ten-year to twelve-year schooling is carried out to further improve the activities of secondary schools and ensure that quality of education in the secondary schools correspond to the international standards.

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