The Ministry of Education and Science has developed the National Education Development Strategy for 2021-2030.  The Strategy, in particular, provides for teaching Russian and English languages in Tajikistan’s schools from the first grade, according t the Ministry’s press center.  

Today, the Russian language is taught from the second grade and the English language is taught from the third grade.

It is to be noted that Russian is taught throughout the mostly-state-run education system in Tajikistan, but schools offer only one or two hours of tuition each week.

And not all, especially in rural areas – where more than 70 per cent of the population lives - have a dedicated Russian language teacher.

The Strategy also provides for introducing school psychologist position in all schools of the country.  

At the beginning of this year, the Dushanbe education department announced recruitment of professional psychologists for city’s schools.  

Besides, the Strategy provides for rehabilitating all school buildings being in a state of disrepair by 2030 and providing all schools with enough number of teaches.