He visited the city of Yelabuga on 7th August.
The Rector was accompanied by Head of Yelabuga Municipal District Rustem Nuriev, Director of the Yelabuga Institute of KFU Yelena Merzon, and University School Principal Kamill Gareev. On 14th August, the School plans to welcome the participants of the August Convention of Education and Science Workers, including President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov.
The façade of the school building was fully reconstructed, as well as the interior walls; the latter are now painted in beige, blue, salad green, and deep green.
The classrooms have also been fully refurbished – previously only three of them had interactive equipment, and now it’s thirty. Physics, chemistry, and biology classrooms now have modern labs. While visiting the chemistry room and seeing the periodic table of elements, Rector Gafurov suggested inviting Yury Oganessian, famous physicist and eponym of the 118th element, oganesson.
Importantly, each teacher will now have an assistant – these roles will be filled by Yelabuga Institute students. The future educators will be able to acquire techniques and methodologies of teaching to be fully prepared for professional activities.
Speaking about the current results shown by local boys and girls, Rector Gafurov asked about how many pupils in Yelabuga District scored a perfect 100 at Unified State Exams this year – apparently, there were two. Meanwhile, two in-house schools of Kazan University – the IT Lyceum and the Lobachevsky Lyceum – together produced 15 of such results. However, it’s worth noting that KFU’s lyceums admit the best-performing pupils based on entrance exams, whereas the University School of Yelabuga is a standard district school serving all the neighborhoods.
The School has already announced additional enrolment, and more than 50 young people enlisted. The number may further increase before 1st September. As confirmed by the Ministry of Enlightenment of Russia, the academic year will start in a standard on-site format with personal attendance.
Source text and photos: Yelabuga Institute
Translation: Yury Nurmeev