On September 6, 2019 the Decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan was issued №УП-5812 06.09.2019 “On Additional Measures for Further Improvement of the Vocational Education System”
In was emphasized in this document that “The country is carrying out consistent work to reform the education system by training highly qualified personnel that meet the requirements of the labor market, implementing international standards for assessing the quality of education, creating effective mechanisms for introducing innovative scientific achievements into practice and realizing the tasks identified by the Action Strategy for the five priority areas of development of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017 – 2021
At the same time, the incompatibility of vocational education programs with the levels of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) adopted by UNESCO, the inadequate introduction of the National Qualification System of Uzbekistan into the educational process prevents trained personnel from taking a worthy place in the labor market.
In order to improve the vocational education system on the basis of international best practices, to prepare qualified and competitive personnel for the labor market by introducing the levels of primary, secondary and secondary specialized vocational education, as well as the wide involvement of employers in this process:
To create in the Republic of Uzbekistan, starting from the academic year 2020/2021, a network of educational institutions with the introduction of a new system of primary, secondary and secondary specialized vocational education and differentiated educational programs in accordance with the levels of the International Standard Classification of Education (hereinafter – the International Classification).
A list of VET institutions was approved and that was ordered in this regulative document to:
“review the Classification of the main positions of employees and professions in accordance with the National Qualification System of Uzbekistan;
- b) based on international best practices, develop and put into practice:
- within three months – the National Qualification Framework of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- Until January 1, 2020 – Qualification framework for all sectors of the economy;
- Until April 1, 2020 – National Professional Standards”.
The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan:
- Until April 1, 2020 – the introduction of a new system of retraining and advanced training of teachers and production masters of professional educational institutions, regardless of their departmental affiliation;
- Until June 1, 2020, develop and approve educational programs for the system of primary, secondary and secondary specialized vocational education.
More on this: http://lex.uz/docs/4500929