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The year of 2010 year has been declared the Year of the Teacher in The Russian Federation as well as in The Republic of Tatarstan.

In Tatarstan, the idea, the content and the directions of the national project "Education" have been welcomed by the society, gaining great popular support.

The plan of main events to realize has been approved of by the order of the RT president Year of the Teacher in the Republic of Tatarstan.

On January 15th, 2010 Solemn start to the Year of the Teacher was solemnly given a start to by the President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev.

As of January 1st, 2010 there were 1903 pre-school educational institutions operating in the Republic of Tatarstan; 162 278 children, ranging from the age of 1 to 7, attending these institutions. The pre-school education coverage is 72% (in 2008 – 71.8%). For elder pre-school children not attending kindergartens, pre-school education on the basis of 249 pre-school educational institutions, 540 schools and 27 additional educational institutions is organized.

At 2298 schools (2205 elementary schools, include 129 branches, 51 school for the children with health disabilities, 30 evening school, 3 sanatorium boarding school, 1 school for the children with deviant behavior and 8 non-state school) 393658 pupils are educated. Profile training is given to 69.2% senior high school students, 97.7% of ninth-graders are trained under the scheme of pre-specialized education.

Considerable attention is paid to defense and sport development. There are 13 boarding cadet school, 3 cadet schools, 1 police cadet school and 1 police lyceum functioning with 4017 pupils training therein.

Since 2009 up till now, the development of the system of national education has been continued.

The Tatar language is taught in 1061 school, Chuvash in 120 educational institutions, Udmurt-41, Mari-21, Mordovian-5, Bashkir-1, and the Jewish language is taught in 1 school.

There are as many as 30 Sunday schools where the 28 languages of the peoples constituting the population of the Republic are taught, to wit Mordovian, Mari, Chuvash, Udmurt, Bashkir, Azerbaijan, Ukrainian, Armenian, Osset, Tadjik, Assyrian, Afghani, Greek, Polish, German, Jewish, Georgian and other languages.

All pupils of educational institutions of RT study the Tatar language.

The quantity of computer equipment allotted to education institutions increases annually. In 2009, it was one computer per pupil. Almost all educational institutions have resource access to the Internet usinghigh-speed technologies of connecting – ADSL or sky-fi.

Mounted in 2005, a campaign directed at supporting of distance education of disabled children in the Republic has been so far carried on which included establishing the Center of distance education of disabled children, providing 252 disabled children with special computer equipment, improving the qualification of 490 pedagogical workers with respect to distance training of disabled children.

There are as many as 1433 libraries functioning in the RT educational institutions.

The environment for developing and utilizing children’s creativity has been created in the Republic of Tatarstan with 221 institutions of additional education for children functioning in which 243483 pupils study and 6923 educational and leisure activity programs in 10 directions are realized, that’s including 1567 programs carried out in the Tatar language, 97 - in the Chuvash, Mari, Udmurt, Mordovian languages. In 2009, 6488 pupils of institutions of additional education of children became the winners and prize-winners of a variety of republican, Russian and international competitions, competitions, reviews, festivals, including 4478 - republican, 1478 - Russian and 532 - the international level.

By quantity of prize-winners and winners of the All-Russia Olympic Games of schoolboys of 2009 the Republic of Tatarstan at 3 place after Moscow and St.-Petersburg: 17 schoolboys became winners and 41 - prize-winners of the All-Russia Olympic Games. The command of schoolboys of republic shows improvement efficiency of participation in the Olympic Games - 54,7% (in 2008 35,9%).

In system of additional and postgraduate education in the Republic of Tatarstan, 267 educational institutions using the programs of professional development, retraining and training of staff, including 116 institutions of additional professional education in structure of high schools, 26 institutions which are carrying out postgraduate education (postgraduate studies, internships and doctoral studies), 125 establishments which are carrying out the programs of an additional education of adults (the centers, associations and others) are operate.

In republic 43 institutions of initial and 103 institutions of intermediate vocational education in which 65117 students are trained function. Including 10 pedagogical educational institutions of intermediate vocational education in which 4858 students on 17 specialties and 29 specializations are trained. With the assistance of pedagogical educational institutions on the beginning of 2009/2010 academic years in 26 municipality formations of the Republic of Tatarstan are created 319 profile pedagogical classes (10 classes - 167, 11 classes - 152) with coverage 1061 trained. In preprofile classes of a pedagogical orientation 895 pupils in 46 classes are trained.

The Republic of Tatarstan is the leader in terms of establishments of the initial and intermediate vocational education getting state support as part of the priority national project "Education"; as many as 23 institutions of vocational training having received support since the inception of the project. The Kazan aerotechnical collegenamed after P.V.Dementyev, Elabuzhskiy polytechnical college, Alekseevsky agrarian college have won it twice.

In the period of 2009 – 2010 years, educational activity in RT is carried out by 23 state high educational institutions and 26 their branches, 14 not-state high educational institutions and 30 their branches. The number of the student contingent is 210499 persons, 160100 of which are taught in the state high schools, 50399-the in not-state ones.

Among high schools - the Kazan state university, one of the longest-operating universities in Russia, (founded in 1804, conferred upon the title of Federal university in 2009), Medical, Technical (given the title of national research university ), Technological, Agrarian, Architecturally-building and Power universities, Academy of veterinary medicine, Conservatory, Financial and Economic institutes and others.

The year of 2009 was marked by two important events in the republic’s life: the establishment of the Privolzhskiy federal university on the basis of the Kazan state university named after V.I.Ulyanov-Lenin and the National research university on the basis of the Kazan state technical university named after A.N.Tupolev. Based on the cooperation of the high schools abovementioned an intensive integration of scientific and educational institutions of the republic and federal districts will commence.

A program supporting talented youths has been operating in the Republic of Tatarstan since 2006. In 2009 the program of grants of Government of RT was realized in 7 directions: "Students, post-graduate students, young scientists", "the Faculty", "Experts in the field of physical culture, sports and tourism", "Design groups on perspective technologies", "the State and municipal employees", "Teachers of English language of educational institutions", "Heads of the high and average link of the enterprises and the organizations". During the 4 years the program has been on realization of the program on more than 1500 persons have been sent to study abroad to the leading educational and science centers of the USA, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, China. Those receiving grants are given the privilege of getting training in spheres deemed in demand in RT: innovative management, computer technologies, bio-nano-technologies, public health services, building, architecture, agriculture, culture, etc.

The graduates of grant programs of the Republic of Tatarstan will contribute the intellectual and creative potential of the nation in the future.

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Opening of RT biggest school No 177 in Novo-Savinovsky district of Kazan, September 2009
Opening of RT biggest school No 177 in Novo-Savinovsky district of Kazan, September 2009