President of the Republic of Tajikistan

Meeting with younger generation of the country

23.05.2013 15:24, Dushanbe city

Today, the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon met on the occasion of the Youth Day with more than 2200 leading and active youth of the republic in the state complex “Kokhi Borbad”.

During his speech head of state Emomali Rahmon first of all congratulated the audience and the people of Tajikistan, particularly the youth of the country on the Youth Day.

The main goal of the meeting was to analyze accomplished works for implementation of youth policy and to identify future tasks and their solutions.

Head of state Emomali Rahmon named the youth “a huge constructive power” and expressed encouragement that over 5 million people or 70% of the country’s population consists of youth aged under 30.

As it was noted, 1500 comprehensive schools, including 37 gymnasiums, 49 lyceums and 37 boarding schools have been constructed and commissioned with modern designs and all necessary conditions at the expense of 2,7 billion TJS from 2001 to 2012 for gifted pupils, for worthy education of younger generation of the country.

According to head of state, a remarkable progress is also seen in the sphere of higher education. As it was mentioned, 156 thousand students are studying in 36 institutions of higher education for 300 specializations. It was reminded for comparison that totally 13 higher education institutions were operating in Soviet era in Tajikistan, including one university and 12 institutes, where only 82 specializations were offered.

With reference to increase of contribution and role of youth in the Tajik society, it was in particular noted that 40% of public administration officers make up youth.

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