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New Year party: Sadyr Japarov tells children about importance of STEM education

The annual Presidential New Year’s party for children was held at the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic Hall named after Toktogul Satylganov in Bishkek.

At the event, the head of state Sadyr Japarov told the children about the importance of STEM education, but before that he listed the progress made in the past year.

«Our students have won four gold, five silver and five bronze medals at the British Biology Olympiad, in which 10,000 students from over 700 schools around the world participated. Students from Kyrgyzstan won a total of 14 medals,» he said.

The President noted that this year the students constantly improved their health, went in for sports, managed to show good results at international competitions. Out of more than 400 children who took part in the IX International Spartakiad of schoolchildren, held in Ufa, Kyrgyz basketball players took a prize place.

Sadyr Japarov stressed that a new reality has emerged, known as the post-Covid era, which has led to the fact that the world’s education sector has switched to digital technologies, studying STEM subjects and paying special attention to natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

«As you know, IT technologies have become a promising area. Thus, digitalization has covered all spheres of our life. An era of such rapid change and innovative projects requires a deep appreciation of knowledge, field research and the ability to feel responsible. Therefore, it is worth setting new goals for yourself, keeping pace with rapidly developing achievements in the field of education and striving to boldly participate in world processes,» he urged.

At the same time, the head of state noted that children need to expand their worldview and develop a modern scientific outlook. «Let each of you make specific plans for the coming year and start it with a strong will to bring them to life,» he added.

It should be noted that 1,100 children from all regions of the country were invited to the Presidential New Year’s party, including excellent students, winners of Olympiads, international competitions and tournaments, residents of orphanages, children of law enforcement officers and military personnel who died in the line of duty, children from low-income families, as well as children with disabilities and others.