Preschool, school and professional education
As for 01.01.2014, there are 1958 pre-school educational institutions for 168,5 places in the Republic of Tatarstan, with 193,9 children studying there. 71.8 per cent of children aged 1-7 go to pre-school educational institutions.
In 2013, 6587 additional places were provided under modernization of regional pre-school educational system, 27 new pre-school educational organizations were built, 24 buildings were repaired, 21 additional groups opened at kindergartens, 1612 places were provided at non-governmental organizations and institutions with variative forms of pre-school education.
There are 1431 schools with 361, 000 students, 95 schools with enhanced studying of subjects, 97 upper secondary schools, and 44 lyceums in the republic.
According to the results of All-Russia subject Olympiad of pupils, Tatarstan team has been ranked first in Volga Federal District during 5 years. 73 pupils from Tatarstan became the winners of All-Russia Olympiad in 2014.
Work on developing national education is carried out in Tatarstan. There are 853 Tatar specialized educational organizations, 205 schools with classes with enhanced studying of Russian language and culture, 96 schools with Chuvash language, 18 with Mari language, 34 with Udmurt language, 4 with Mordovian language, 1 with Bashkir language, and 1 with Jewish language.
The state autonomous educational institution “Humanitarian upper secondary boarding school for talented children” opened in Aktanysh region. 176 children from Russian and Tatarstan regions study there.
There are 30 Sunday schools with enhanced studying of 28 languages of peoples living in the republic: Azerbaijanian, Ukrainian, Armenian, Ossetian, Tadjik, Assyrian, Greek, Polish, German, Georgian, Mordovian, Mari, Chuvash, Udmurt, Bashkir and Hebrew.
The awards named after Kayum Nasyiri and Rizaeddin Fakhreddin are annually presented to distinguished educational workers and teams for contribution to development of national education. School infrastructure has considerably changed, teachers were provided with laptops, and Wi-Fi Internet access, there are 7 students for 1 computer. The project “1 student: 1 computer” is implemented at competency-based schools. All schools have broadband Internet access, 54 per cent of schools were provided with projection and interactive equipment.
The information system “Electronic education in the Republic of Tatarstan” is successfully developing. All students and teachers, employees of educational authorities, and parents are registered in the system. Heads and workers of kindergartens, organizations of additional education and secondary professional education have registered in the system this year. By and large, 900, 000 users are registered in the system.
Websites of all schools, kindergartens, organizations of additional education and secondary professional education, virtual pedagogical communities, online optional courses for students, electronic journals and record-books are available in the information system.
Tatarstan pupils, and disabled children tutored at home, can use distance learning educational resources.
From 2013, all schools use only electronic class books. Parents receive information about academic progress of their children in electronic record-books, and sms.
In 2013, 1255 pupils of additional education became winners of international competitions, festivals, 1681 children won different Russian contests.
The project “Development of scientific and technical creativity of youth” is realized under the Strategy of education development in RT for 2010-2015. For six years Tatarstan has been ranked first by results of Russian contest for best training of citizens for military service.
Moreover, the long-term target program “Accessible environment” for 2011-2015 is being implemented in Tatarstan. Realization of the regional programme on increasing the number of comprehensive institutions with non-barrier environment has started in the republic. Five million roubles were allocated for professional development of teaching staff for working at educational organizations. 125 teachers have passed training in special needs education.