Baku. 20 December. REPORT.AZ/ "It is necessary to change the nature of education to make it career-oriented," Chairperson of the Board of the State Examination Center (SEC), Maleyka Abbaszadeh said.
Report informs that she spoke at the Forum on Human Capital in Azerbaijan.
She said that applicants often apply to the universities just for admission: "They do not even imagine their future career. They think that their admission to the universities is already their social success. In this sense, it’s very important to make education career-oriented."
According to Abbaszadeh, there are a lot of people in Azerbaijan who do not continue their education after graduating from school: "If we look through the indicators of the past five years, we would observe positive changes in these years. For example, in 2014, 19 percent of schoolchildren did not study or continue education after the ninth form. However, the number of such graduates is 14% for this year. So a 5% decline have been observed over 5 years. Now young people are more interested in continuing their education. If we consider another statistics, 22% of the graduates who finished school in 2014, did not continue their education. So they did not apply to any university. However, in 2018 the figure is 15 %, which indicates that young people have a motivation to continue their studies."
Maleyka Abbaszadeh noted that, in particular, it is important to change higher education in a career-oriented way: "Of course, it depends on the content of education, We have enough work to do in this regard."