On December 11, the opening ceremony of the Presidential School was held in the city of Nukus, the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
Based on the resolution of the President of the country “On measures for establishment of Presidential Schools” of February 20 this year, Presidential Schools have been opened in Tashkent, Namangan, Khiva, and now in Nukus.
It should be noted that for construction of this school, 67 billion soums were allocated from the local budget. Students have at their disposal a two-story academic building with 168 seats, a three-story dormitory with same number of places, a hotel with all amenities, gyms, a swimming pool, a dining room and classrooms constructed in accordance with modern design standards. All necessary equipment was brought from China and Turkey.
Classes at school will be held in Karakalpak and Uzbek languages according to STEAM education program. Lessons in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and information technology will be conducted in English under the program of the University of Cambridge. In addition to domestic teachers, eight specialists from Kenya, the UK and South Africa were involved in the education process.
This year, 7,500 students submitted documents to enter the school, of which 144 the most gifted were selected by experienced specialists from the University of Cambridge International Examinations Department.