The main event took place on 14th August.
The conference was attended by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, State Counsellor of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiev, Chairman of the State Council of Tatarstan Farid Mukhametshin, Prime Minister of Tatarstan Aleksey Pesoshin, President of the Russian Academy of Education Yury Zinchenko, and other statesmen and educators.
In his opening speech, President Minnikhanov proclaimed that education is one of the priorities for the provincial government and that young people have many ways to uncover their potential here.
Mr. Shaimiev talked about the multilingual school project currently under implementation in Tatarstan. Six schools have been opened so far, and more are on the way. Kazan Federal University serves as the central institution preparing teachers for those schools, and there are already 265 people enrolled in teacher education programs with that purpose. 150 more should be admitted this year.
In conclusion, Rustam Minnikhanov gave away state awards to prominent educators. One of them was KFU Professor Makarim Nafikov (Department of Biomedical Engineering) – he received the title of the Distinguished Worker of Science of the Republic of Tatarstan.
Source text: Leisan Zakirova
Photos: Nikita Tokhtasinov
Translation: Yury Nurmeev