August 25, 2018

President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attend the inauguration of a new secondary school building in Meysari village of Shamakhy

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the opening of a new building for a secondary school named after martyr Aslan Shirinov, for 132 pupils, in Meysari village of Shamakhy district, constructed following the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, August 25.

Measures taken recent years towards advancing education in our country give us grounds to say that Azerbaijan is willing to see its future reliable and confident. Being the world’s focus of attention by its rich natural resources, Azerbaijan has chosen to develop human capital further using these treasures efficiently. The role of education has never been as urgent as it is today in formation of human capital with high intellect, and building a strong economy as the foundation of sustainable development. Having been attaching special importance to the advancement of education, Azerbaijan is compared with a number of developed countries of the world in terms of the population’s literacy. The activities of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in the implementation of the state’s strategy associated with education draws special attention. Among the works carried out by the Foundation in the sphere of education, the programme “New school to renewed Azerbaijan” implemented in various districts is of exclusive importance. Over 3000 school buildings have been constructed since 2003, and an education infrastructure with broad basis – never existing before – has been created in Azerbaijan, whereby works on caring for education and strengthening its material and technical basis has been lifted to a national level.

President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were informed that the previous building of the secondary school in Meysari village had been constructed in the 50s of the last century. Never repaired ever since, the school building had not met modern requirements, having become useless for education. Construction of a new building for the Meysari secondary school started in 2016. The school building is ready for operation, with construction works having been carried out with high quality. All conditions have been created in the school building, which accommodates modern and light classrooms, to organize education on a high level. The school library has been given at the disposal of pupils, having been provided with text books and teaching aids. State-of-the-art facilities have been installed in the sports hall. There are all kinds of possibilities to hold various events associated with the school’s operation. Subject rooms, provided with visual aids, have been created in the school. In the school building accommodating foreign language, chemistry, physics and biology laboratories, the information science room has been provided with computer equipment. All kinds of conditions have been created in the school’s military laboratory, in order for pupils to master military knowledge.