This year, about 15,000 students of colleges and technical universities in Uzbekistan could not continue their studies as it was impossible to pay the amount of the contract. This was stated today 15 June, by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev at a meeting on measures to improve the teaching of the population for the profession and the activities of mono-centers.
The meeting noted that the system including 330 vocational schools, 173 colleges, and 207 technical colleges was not being used effectively. They only use 40 to 50 percent of their available power.
The colleges under the Ministries of Energy, Water, Housing, and Public Utilities are 20 percent busy, and the colleges under the Ministries of Construction and Transport operate with a capacity of 10 percent.
“Most importantly, the professions in colleges and vocational schools do not meet the requirements of employers. As a result, they are forced to retrain the young people they employ.
The curriculum lags far behind the requirements of the period, there is a lack of 1350 professional textbooks and literature”, - Shavkat Mirziyoyev said at the meeting.
The president also criticized the ministries responsible for these issues, for their ineffectiveness.
It has therefore been planned to introduce a new system of modernization of vocational education.