Only 12 percent of 33,143 workers of culture in towns and regions of Azerbaijan have higher education, Azerbaijani First Deputy Minister of Culture and Tourism Vagif Aliyev said at the meeting of culture and tourism departments in regions on the results of 2012.
According to him, 39 percent of cultural workers in regions have secondary special education.The lowest number of cultural workers with higher education among the regions of the country is in Dashkasan (3 percent).
This figure is in Aghsu, Astara, Barda, Lerik and Tovuz regions constitutes about six percent, Aliyev said.
According to him, the highest figure is observed in Absheron region: 24 percent of cultural workers here have higher education.
The Deputy Minister also noted that among cultural workers in regions there are not so many young professionals. Only 24 percent of cultural workers are under the age of 30 years.
According to him, sometimes level of education is not considered while recruiting candidates in regions. But it is also undeniable that young people with higher education are often not interested in work in the regions, especially in rural areas.