26 January 2011, Wednesday, 17:41
author: Olga Murtazina
During the business visit to Bashkiria the Minister of education and science RF Andre Fursenko held a meeting with the rectors of local higher education institutions and directors of secondary professional education institutions and technical colleges. The meeting was held at Ufa State Aviation Technical University and the President RB Rustem Khamitov participated in it. The main attention was paid to the federal law N83, i.e. to the possibility for an education institution to become an autonomous institution fr om budget recipient. The federal Minister grounded his position: “Professional education has to be combined with economics, i.e. it has to issue real quantity of graduates with the corresponding quality”.
“The schools of any level depend upon demography. The number of school-leavers will be increased by 2020 but before that we won’t sit and wait when the demand in any higher education comes back. For instance, our institutes issue about 4,5 thousand teachers every year and but we really need just one thousand” – the Minister said – “I have to the ideas how to find the way out of this situation and I’d like to share these ideas with you. Higher education has to be integrated with industry, science and economics. The isolation was to no avail. Now we reap its fruits. The federal law N83 is aimed at the education institutions have to train really demanded specialists”.
This opinion was approved by Rustem Khamitov: “People need jobs and everywhere, wh ere we go, they demand – give us workplaces!”.