Aleksandr Lukashenko visits Minsk school No. 51 on Knowledge Day

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The Belarusian education system has preserved the best Soviet practices and traditions and enriched them with cutting-edge achievements, pedagogical research and practical knowledge, President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he visited secondary school No. 51 in Minsk on 31 August.

Addressing students, pedagogues and parents Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized: “We celebrate Knowledge Day in a wonderful modern school in one of the youngest and most fast-growing districts of Minsk”. He thanked builders for a good Knowledge Day present to school students and expressed confidence that children will take care of the new building and enjoy its beauty.

The president noted that this year not only secondary school No. 51 but also all educational establishments in Belarus are well-prepared for the new academic year.

The head of state noted that Belarus is among 200 global education leaders in the national wealth rankings.

This year about 2 million school and university students, or one fifth of the country’s population, will embark on studies. The wellbeing of the country depends on whether they will succeed in education, Aleksandr Lukashenko believes.

The President is convinced that school graduates of the 21st century should possess the latest information technologies, fluently speak foreign languages, know how to apply all the rules and theorems in practice. The school is designed to provide every child with equal conditions for his/her career start depending on his/her abilities and efforts.

The President is convinced that there is a need for more modern educational techniques in order to successfully address these goals. By the way, a large-scale innovation project Electronic School will kick off in Minsk schools this academic year. School No.51 will be one of the first movers in the implementation of the project.