Leyla Aliyeva meets Azerbaijani candidates for Russian Universities
Russia, Moscow / corr Trend R.Agayev / Entrance examinations for Azerbaijani citizens who reside in Russia and wish to study in the Russian universities were organized on 18th of July at the building of the Russian Congress of Azerbaijanis,
In accordance with the bilateral agreement, the Russian Education Ministry has allocated a number of places at its universities for applicants from Azerbaijan. In turn, the Azerbaijani Education Ministry has allocated a quota of places for the Azerbaijani citizens irrespective of their nationality for those students who, for various reasons, reside in Russia.
This year the entrance examinations were first held by the RCA jointly with the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Russia. A get-together was organized prior to the exams and Leyla Aliyeva, the head of the Representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Russia, Tofig Melikli, the head of the Education Committee, Khumar Aliyev, his deputy, and Eldar Guliyev, the Executive Director of the RCA, as well as of some of the parent of the applicants gave a short speech.
Aliyeva wished the applicants every success and voiced her hope that they would be successful in passing their exams. "I hope the young people residing and studying in Russia, will assimilate the best traditions and pride of Azerbaijan," she stressed.
According to Leyla Aliyeva, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation pays special attention to the development of education. Since the opening of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, over 190 schools have been built and reconstructed in Azerbaijan at its initiative. The Foundation also builds and assists schools in many countries, including Pakistan, Russia, Turkey and Romania. "Currently the Heydar Aliyev Foundation also functions in Russia as well and we will do our best to achieve great success in all spheres," Aliyeva noted.
In his turn Tofig Melikli, the head of the Education Committee, Khumar Aliyeva, his deputy, and Eldar Guliyev, the Executive Director of the RCA, voiced their gratitude to the head of the representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Russia, the governments of Azerbaijan and Russia, for their assistance in organizing the entrance exams.
At the end of the event, the head of the Representation of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation in Russia, unsealed an envelope which contained the test exercises. This year there were 26 applicants from different regions of Russia the majority of which had successfully graduated from secondary schools and were awarded gold and silver medals. Over the past few years more than 30 Azerbaijani students have been educated through this system.
Afterward Aliyeva met with members of the RCA Committee on Education and became familiar with their activities and achievements in this field, all of which are regarded as essential and a priority of the RCA.