On February 3, in the Ufa microdistrict «Yarkiy», the Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, visited the polylingual kindergarten No. 202 and the Center for Digital Education of Children «IT-Cube» in the polylingual school No. 162. The Head of Ufa City Administration Sergey Grekov also took part in the event.
Kindergarten No. 202 began operating in mid-January 2021 and is designed for 180 places. As the Head of the preschool institution Yulia Gubaidullina said, children learn the basics of Russian, Bashkir and English in an accessible form with play elements. In the future, pupils will be able to continue their language education at the polylingual school number 162, which is located in the same neighborhood.
In the kindergarten, all conditions have been created for the stay and all-round development of children. There is a music and training room, additional education rooms, a first-aid post, and a modern catering unit.
The Head of Bashkortostan noted that the republic will continue to work actively to create a wide network of multilingual institutions, whose students are fluent in their native and foreign languages, have various kinds of competencies and receive quality education.
The Head of Bashkortostan also visited the IT-Cube Center for Digital Education for Children, which was opened in 2020 as part of the Education national project at the multi-lingual multidisciplinary school No. 162. 13.2 million rubles were allocated for its creation, of which 12.9 million rubles were from the federal budget.
IT-Cube is a completely new format of additional education for schoolchildren. The purpose of its activity is the accelerated development of relevant and demanded knowledge, skills and competencies in the field of information and telecommunication technologies.
«There are six laboratories in IT-Cube. In them we teach programming languages, application development, cyber security. Thus, in essence, we are shaping the future of the state and our republic. Because all spheres of the economy are now directly related to cyber technologies,» said the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bashkortostan Aybulat Khazhin.
450 children can attend «IT-Cube» free of charge. So far, about 200 students have enrolled in the groups. The recruitment of future programmers continues, and students from all Ufa schools can study in the laboratories.
Radiy Khabirov toured the laboratories of programming in Java and Python, cyberhygiene, system administration, mobile development and virtual reality, talked with students and teachers.
In total, by the end of 2022, nine IT Cubes will be created in the cities and regions of Bashkortostan. According to this indicator, the republic entered the top three among the regions of Russia. In particular, digital education centers for children will appear in Sterlitamak in 2021, and in Neftekamsk, Sibay, Kumertau, Beloretsk, as well as in the north-east of the region in 2022.
«This is a very interesting project, which we were able to get by winning the federal competition. In general, we already have three multilingual schools in our republic, and it is important for us how they develop. Such institutions are constantly in the center of our attention, because they educate the future elite of Bashkortostan,» said Radiy Khabirov.