Inauguration of the newly constructed building of School-lycée №20 named after Arif Huseynzadeh in Yasamal district, Baku, took place on September 15, the Day of Knowledge.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva attended the inauguration ceremony.
Foundation of School-lycée №20 was laid in 1958. In 1988, additional 4 buildings were constructed for the school, and put into operation. And in 2007, the school was basically repaired, following the relevant Resolution of President Ilham Aliyev. On September 15 – the day of Knowledge - of the same year, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva familiarized themselves with the reconstruction works carried out in the school. Due to the increase in the population in the area, significant increase was observed also in the number of pupils coming to the school, which, of course, had its negative impact on the education, making construction of a new school building urgent. Taking this into consideration, President Ilham Aliyev gave an appropriate instruction, which led to the construction of a new building - bigger than the old one, meeting the contemporary and world standards - for the school.
Making themselves familiarized with the conditions created in the school building, President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were informed that the functional building, which has been provided with state-of-the-art equipment, has every possibility to ensure high-level of education. Classes for preschool studies have also been provided for at this education institution. Moreover, a Preschool Education Centre with 8 classes will function here. At the moment, the school has been designed for 4000 pupils, while the previous school building was intended for 2500 pupils. Here are 145 classrooms and subject rooms, as well as 7 laboratories. In total, 3300 pupils - the Azerbaijani and Russian sections taken together - are educated here in 119 classes. A teaching staff comprised of 260 teachers are employed at this education institution.
The Heydar Aliyev Museum created in the school is distinguished for the richness of exhibits. Here have been collected interesting photos, documents and books reflecting different periods of the National Leader’s life and activities. Various stands created in the museum, visual aids displayed will play an inclusive role in studying Heydar Aliyev’s legacy, and conveying it to future generations.
As in some other education institutions, this school too will implement the project “The Pupil’s Friend”. Jointly organized by the Education Ministry and the State Agency for Serving Citizens and Social Innovations, the project’s primary objective is to create a safe environment for teachers and pupils, provide first medical and psychological aid, and conduct enlightening works with pupils, parents, teachers, and the staff and leadership of education institutions on a regular basis.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva met with pupils that were making their first steps into this school, congratulated them on the Day of Knowledge. The first off-duty studies in this education year was dedicated to the subject “Chojug Marjanly – Commencement of the Historic Return”. The objective was to provide our children and juveniles with more comprehensive information about the heroism the Azerbaijani Army displayed in April 2016 battles, and the village Chojug Marjanly, which has become a symbol of return of our lands liberated from occupation.
President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva were photographed together with children.
Then President Ilham Aliyev met with the school’s teaching staff and pupils.
Parent Jale Seyidli thanked President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva for the care and attention shown towards development of education.
At the end, they were photographed.