Tajikistan: Parents Are Outraged Over the Private Schools’ Requirements During Coronavirus Pandemic 29.05.20

Parents of private schools’ students in Tajikistan believe that they should not pay for the school break announced to prevent the coronavirus pandemic. Schools reply that they have financial obligations to employees, tax authorities and banks, so they will not get through it without parental contributions. The expert believes that the state should take burden of the parents and private schools. (more…)

Why Did Kazakhstan Fail The International PISA Assessment?

Kazakhstan had participated in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for the fourth time. The test results fell below the performance of previous years. Research suggests the relationship between funding and quality of education. (more…)

Religion Studies in Kyrgyz Schools: Knowledge Against Radicalization 17.04.20

Starting from September 2020, the introduction of a new subject – “History of Religious Cultures” is planned in all schools of Kyrgyzstan. The subject has been evaluated during five years; experimental lessons are already taught in 56 schools of all regions of the country during this academic year.


Coronavirus Tests Central Asian Countries’ Readiness for Distance Education 10.04.20

Over the past few years, officials from the each state of the region have repeatedly mentioned the staged implementation of the distance education. The coronavirus emergency provided an opportunity to discover which country was the most prepared, or, to be precise, unprepared.


Kyrgyzstan to Strengthen Higher Religious Education in the Country 18.03.20

The citizens of Kyrgyzstan have obtained higher religious education abroad – mainly in the eastern Arabic countries – for almost thirty years. However, Bishkek is going to change this trend and create conditions for the same education within the republic. (more…)

Uzbekistan 2020: new composition and drivers of development

Rafael Sattarov 17.03.20

“Multiple new departments and agencies, a lack of political will to loosen the grip on the non-state sector, conflicting gender policy, big decisions taken behind closed doors – all will endure determining political and economic trends in Uzbekistan,” notes political scientist Rafael Sattarov in his article for (more…)

Khatlon: Fearsome Pursuit of Knowledge [Photoreport] 11.03.20

Some of the secondary schools in the southern Khatlon region either are in disrepair or are not functionally built for education. However, despite the danger, students and employees enter these buildings every day at their own risk.


How is Tajikistan entering 2020? Results and Trends

Muslimbek Buriev 19.02.20

Tajikistan anticipates many public sector reforms in 2020, while urgent issues hover. Muslimbek Buriev, a participant of the School of Analytics, reveals what tasks the state authorities have set and what nuances are present in there. (more…)

Unaffordable Education: Only One of 10 Applicants Can Be Admitted to Uzbek Universities

Elena Chuyanova 12.09.19

This year universities have extended only 110,095 quotas, while over a million of applicants have applied for universities.


School education: Tajik parents prefer Russian-language schools 02.09.19

Why even now, dozens of years after gaining independence, parents in Tajikistan choose Russian-language schools for their children?