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29 April 2013 / 10:54

25.04.2013 14:38
The 47th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad among pupils opened in Tashkent.

During the years of independence, Uzbekistan implemented a lot of work for the radical renewal and reform of the sphere of education.

About 9.5 thousand schools newly built, overhauled and equipped with modern teaching and laboratory equipment, taken drastic steps on qualitative and methodological renewal of the education process. Built more than 1,500 new professional colleges and academic lyceums, which are also equipped with modern teaching and laboratory, computer and industrial equipment.

In response to the constant care and attention given by the President of the country, our youth achieves good results in various international competitions and Olympiads. During independence years, 253 pupils from Uzbekistan participated in the international competitions in various subjects and have won 21 gold, 51 silver and 90 bronze medals, as well as more than 100 degrees.

In order to acquaint the international community with the accumulated experience and the results of ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan in the sphere of education, as well as the role of the state in the preparation of highly educated, intellectually developed generation, the international conference "Fostering a well educated and intellectually advanced generation – critical prerequisite for sustainable development and modernization of country" was held on the initiative of President Islam Karimov on 16-17 February 2012 in Tashkent.

About 300 experts from 48 countries and 8 international organizations and educational foundations participated in it. Having studied the experience of Uzbekistan, they supported the principles of the reform of the education system.

It is noteworthy that from 24 to 30 April of this year Uzbekistan once again hosts one of the largest and most important international intellectual competitions 47th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad.

Great preparatory work carried out on the basis of an extensive experience of holding such events, as evidenced by the 42th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad held in our country in 2008. All the necessary conditions for participants to conduct theoretical and experimental tasks have been created and scheduled holding of interesting cultural and educational activities during the Olympiad.

On April 24, the Tashkent branch of the Moscow State University named after M.Lomonosov hosted the opening ceremony of the 47th International Mendeleev Chemistry Olympiad.

It was attended by 17 teams from Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Russia, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey and Ukraine, the members of the organizing committee of the Olympiad, the international jury experts, representatives of the diplomatic corps.

The event participants visited the Independence Square and laid flowers to the Monument of Independence and Humanism – a symbol of freedom, bright future and noble aspirations.

The Olympiad consists of three rounds. They are two theoretical and one experimental – practical. It involved 117 young boys and girls – the winners of National Chemistry Olympiad.

The team defending the honor of Uzbekistan, formed according to the result of qualifying rounds held among schoolchildren, students of academic lyceums and professional colleges in the district, city, regional and republican stages.

The winners will have the opportunity to enter the Moscow State University and other prestigious institutions of higher education without examinations.