A two-day training-seminar on “Media and education dialogue” was organized by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan. The purpose of the training-seminar organized at the Azerbaijani-French University was to fully inform education journalists in this field, to strengthen the effective cooperation with the media and communicate the work to the public through the mass media.
Jasarat Valehov, head of the public relations sector of the Ministry of Science and Education, opened the event and spoke about the importance of the training-seminar. He noted that the events in this format have been started since 2014.
On the first day of the training-seminar, Elnur Nasibov, the Chairman of the Board of Education Development Fund, informed about the activities and goals of the Fund.
E. Nasibov said that the Fund was established in accordance with the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated July 14, 2021, by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated March 1, 2022. The main task of the fund is to participate in the formation of the state policy related to the development of education, to strengthen the integration of education and the economy, to finance public and socially important programs and projects aimed at the development of the education system, and to support the adaptation of the material and technical base of educational institutions to modern requirements, to participate in the development and implementation of mechanisms that promote the development of education, to help strengthen the social protection of the employees of the Ministry and to improve their financial support.
In addition, the Chairman of the Board announced the forms of making donations to the Education Development Fund. Donations can be made in the following ways. The first is possible by donating to the Education Development Fund, the second to any specific thematic project (for example, inclusive education, girls’ education, STEAM, infrastructure, etc.), and the third to one’s own school. Individuals and legal entities making donations can remain public or anonymous. Individuals or legal entities making non-monetary donation can be presented with partner certificates.
At the end of the speech, Elnur Nasibov answered the questions of media representatives.
The training-seminar continued with speeches and presentations on the topics of regional education departments and pre-school educational institutions, expectations from vocational education, certification process of educators working in general educational institutions, new steps in the field of science and higher education and teacher recruitment process.