90th Anniversary of First University in Azerbaijan to be Celebrated
Azerbaijan, Baku, 29 November /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The 90th anniversary of the creation of the first and largest higher educational institution of Azerbaijan - Baku State University (BSU), will be celebrated. "A number of measures is envisaged to be realized in order to conduct the anniversary at high level," MP Abel Maharramov, Rector of Baku State University, said to press conference on 29 November.
BSU was created in 1919 and is the first higher educational institution in Azerbaijan. Currently BSU is the largest university of Azerbaijan. The University contains 18,000 students and work more than 4,000 employees. Each year 3-3,500 students enter the University.
The Rector said that in the period of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic - in 1918, when the idea of the creation of higher educational institution in Azerbaijan was presented to the agenda, the discussions in this regard took engaged approximately one year. "Because differences arose on the creation of the University. Some people considered that the University must be created immediately. But others considered that the students must be sent abroad for education and the university must be created after their return with the use of national personnel. On 1 September 1919 the Parliament made a decision to establish Baku State University," said the Rector.
that over the past 90 years, BSU obtained great successes. The Rector
emphasized that 70-80% of peoples, represented in the highest state structures
of Azerbaijan, are the graduates of BSU. "The student training today at our
university can become minister, other State servant tomorrow," the Rector said.
Maharramov presented to the attention that on the occasion of anniversary, scholarships will be provide to 25 baccalaureate student, 25 magister students, 25 teachers, who teach in baccalaureate, and 25 teachers - in the magistracy. "Also it is planned to provide scholarship in amount of AZN 1,000 for each of 50 best students and 50 best teachers," he said.
According to Maharramov, it is intended to conduct a
competition of article in the press, program in the television, films,
dedicated to the University. The conditions of competition will be announced in
the first half of December, the Rector said.
"The anniversary is a report, and our successes make it possible to celebrate it," he added.
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