03 March 2011, Thursday, 11:38

Optimization of the network of education institutions to be continued in Bashkiria

author: Elmira Sabirova

For the last three years the number of the municipal general education institutions has become by 357 units less, reorganization of 378 schools is appointed on 2011 school year and 143 schools are already reorganized for today, the deputy Prime-Minister of the Government RB, acting Minister of education RB Zugura Rakhmatullina stated at today’s meeting of the Ministry’s Collegium.

As the Vice-Premier mentioned, there are too many non-complete schools in some Bashkir regions.

“It leads to artificial increase of the volumes of subventions, in particular, in sphere of financing the expenses for payments to the pedagogues” – Zugura Rakhmatullina says – “First of all we have to pay attention to the number of pupils at such schools. It is enough to say that only one pupil is registered in 115 classes all over the Republic for today”. One more problem is the bill payable on wages at the institutions of primary and secondary professional education.

The next aspect the Vice-Premier paid attention to is the relevance of the education institutions by the school-leavers, the quality and the level of employment among the graduates. These indices should become the main criteria in job rating of the Republican secondary special education institutions, professional colleges and lyceums.

As Zugura Rakhmatullina reported, the workgroup for restructuring of the network of the professional education institutions already started working in the Ministry of education RB. Before April 1 the group has to introduce its proposals on optimization of the network.

“The Republic isn’t able to keep the institutions, unattractive neither for pupils nor for the employers” – she stated.

According to information of the Republican Employment Center 5-9% of the graduates are registered as unemployed on January 1, 2011.

themes: Education