30.08.07 18:00

1709 secondary schools to receive students in new academic year

As the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan.ru was informed in the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, 100 thousand young Turkmen citizens will put on school uniforms for the first time, September 1. The total number of students from Grade 1 to Grade 10 will exceed 1,000,000 children throughout the country. 1709 schools will open their doors for schoolchildren in Turkmenistan.

According to the Ministry of Education, as of today, all schools of the country have completed all planned renovation works. As for new schools, two of them will be commissioned in Ashgabat in early September. Another several secondary schools will be put into operation in Turkmenistan during the year.

In 2008-2009 academic year, 74 new textbooks and manuals for secondary schools will be published, hitting a record. Among them are textbooks for Grade 10 and on the new school subjects.

The Turkmen Ministry of Education also confirmed that in accordance with the decree of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of March 30, 2007, the salaries of Turkmen teachers will grow by 40 per cent.

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