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How education problems are resolved in remote villages of Azerbaijan

Modular type schools are built in Azerbaijan 

The tendency is similar in each country – the farther from the capital, the situation with infrastructure is worse. As a result, development of some spheres is considerably slowed down – for example, the absence of schools with appropriate conditions leads to a big gap in education, and it is impossible to forget that children from our future.

The President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has signed the decree, according to which within the next two years school buildings where less than 100 children are studying in critical condition, will be replaced by modular schools in all regions of the country with the purpose to contribute to the social and economic development of regions in 2016.

A building of modular type schools easily fits in any landscape within a month. Thanks to an unpretentious design, they can be transferred during landslides, floods, and other natural disasters and also can be increased and reduced the number of classrooms depending on the change of a number of pupils. Moreover, construction of such schools and the subsequent operation demand less financial expenses.

As Sahrab Hashimov, the director of a high school of Seidgishlag village of Gabala region has noted, the old village school, which has been constructed in 1981 and was in critical condition, classes heated with use of firewood. Now the new modular building has the heating system, water supply, electricity, the sewerage, and Wi-Fi.

"Considering that the population of the village is about 600 people, the number of pupils rather small here – 80 children. They easily find room in 10 offices, which the modular school has. Also, there is a teacher's room and library", - the director says.

According to children previously in winter time, it was impossible to sit at the classrooms because of cold, especially when wind rushed into windows and turned off the heater. Therefore they are very glad that the new school has provided them such good conditions for carrying out lessons, having presented thereby motivation for training.

The old school in Aydingishlag village of Gabala region was built in 1978 and in a critical situation for a long time, and the school opened its doors after a long time being renovated. As parents have noted, earlier they didn't let the children go to the school in cold weather because they were very often ill – however, now this problem is fixed.

In her turn, the school principal Sevil Nabiyeva has expressed profound gratitude to the country leaders in her welcoming speech then she cut a red ribbon and has invited children and also representatives of the press to explore the new school building. The wall where photos of the natives of this school who have entered the leading Azerbaijan universities and left the village have been hung out to conquer the capital.

This school rather big for the rural area –364 pupils study here and 52 teachers work. In their order, 24 offices including the informatics office equipped with computers, 2 labs, the teacher's room, the sports ground and also the reading room where it was possible to meet a set of the books of the world literature translated to Azerbaijani are provided.

Modular type school building also constructed in Emishenli village of Oguz region. According to the principal Mukhtar Maliyev, there are 10 rooms here, the library, and the teacher's room. The school will start training courses for 5 years, old children, because there were no kindergartens in this village and children had to spend a long time for adjusting to the school when they started to the school.

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Well, and at the end, we will note that more than 100 schools of a similar format in 44 regions of Azerbaijan to replace the buildings which are in critical condition and still being put in operation. In addition, literally the other day, the next order of the head of state has allocated funds for construction of 15 more schools of a modular type for 956 student places in Gakh, Gabala, Oguz and Shaki regions.