TATNEFT Held a Public Council on Education
A regular meeting of the TATNEFT’s Public Council was held in Almetyevsk, which was dedicated to the development of education in the oil region.
The event, chaired by Nail Maganov, General Director of the Company, was attended by Ilsur Khadiullin, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Tatarstan, Timur Nagumanov, Head of the Almetyevsk Municipal District, Irina Pavlovskaya, Education Department Head of Almetyevsk and the Almetyevsk District, school teachers, tutors, journalists, bloggers and representatives of the urban community .
As it was stated during the Public Council meeting the total amount of the Company's investments in the education development in the South-Eastern part of Tatarstan in 2015-2019 amounted to almost 4 billion rubles, and TATNEFT Company would continue this work. So, TATNEFT programs aimed at improving the quality of preschool education would be implemented in some kindergartens of Almetyevsk, as well as the groups with Montessori guidelines teaching would be organized within the framework of the programs, and growth construction kits purchased at the expense be of the Company would be placed on the playgrounds of kindergartens in the near future.
Acute points regarding the state of the education in the Almetyevsk district were addressed in the course of the meeting: lack of places in kindergartens, shortage of teachers of mathematics, chemistry and physics at schools, etc.
A decision was taken in the course of the Council meeting to develop a strategy for the development of the education in the oil region, which would allow bringing it to a whole new level. To this end, a comprehensive screening of the education system will be carried out with the support of TATNEFT Company.
Nail Maganov proposed establishing a kindergarten at the site of one of the Company's facilities in the center of Almetyevsk to solve the problem of places in kindergartens.
TATNEFT is also implementing a project in Almetyevsk to establish a social and cultural center at the site of the former city department store as part of Company’s social programs. The plans provide for opening the Center by the next school year. The information and exhibition space dedicated to the history and culture of the Almetyevsk region will be opened at the ground floor of the new TATNEFT Public Center. There will be the Almetrika interactive scientific and educational center composed of the showpiece exhibition and modern laboratories, which will be located on the second floor. A linguistic center and an online digital creativity academy will be opened on the 3rd floor, where everyone can get knowledge and acquire skills in the computer design, graphics, animation and media. The plans provide for two teaching methods in the Academy: full-time (for schoolchildren and students) and the evening-time education (for working residents of the city). A modern multifunctional concert hall will be created on floors 4 and 5, equipped with the most modern equipment. There will be a park of 3D printers in the basement of the building, in the workshops of which the children will have the opportunity to engage in industrial programming and computer design.
The Company, together with Soyuzmultfilm, will open a modern animation school.
The Council discussed the prospects for further development of education: issues of staffing, infrastructure and modern educational programs. The TATNEFT Public Council plans to devote the next meeting to culture aspects and it will be held in the spring.
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