Azerbaijan's new Law on Education to boost education: Presidential Administration official
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 20 / Trend , A. Huseynbala/
Azerbaijani Presidential Administration says adoption of a new Law on Education by the Azerbaijani parliament will help to adopt other laws in an effort to develop education in the country.
"This is framework law. I think different bills on secondary and higher education and science must be worked out," Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Humanitarian Policy Affairs Department Head Fatma Abdullazade said.
Azerbaijan's previous Law on Education has been adopted in 1992. The parliament began to work out draft law in 1995. But new law has not been adopted for 14 years.
Azerbaijani parliament adopted new Law on Education at a third reading on June 19.
Under previous law, higher schools could be only state-run and private.
Under new amendments, foreign judicial and physical persons can found higher schools in Azerbaijan. The state-run higher schools will be granted permanent license and private and municipal universities for a period of five years, foreign legal and natural persons for a period of not less than three years. In the case high schools are founded by foreign legal and physical persons in Azerbaijan, deputy head of must be only Azerbaijani. More than 80 percent of the students and teachers will Azerbaijanis.
Education, health, finance, economic development and tax ministries and State Student Admission Committee provided positive conclusion about the new law.
Abdullazade said it would be impossible to develop education without new Law on Education.
"I hope the other laws will be worked out soon," she said.
Abdullazade said her department was not involved in working out the bill and did not make any proposals.
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