Russia's Kazan Holds II International Forum of Ministers of Education

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II International Forum of Ministers of Education in Kazan - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.06.2024
The II International Forum of Ministers of Education "Shaping the Future" takes place on June 10-11 in Russia's Kazan. It brought together representatives of 46 delegations from 39 countries, including those from African countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a message on the occasion of the opening of the forum in which he emphasized Russia's active position in making education accessible as well as technologically advanced.

"We firmly and consistently advocate for ensuring guarantees of the realization of the right of every person to receive education according to their needs and interests; for creating conditions that will allow the younger generation to maximize their potential and talents. We are promoting these ideas in a variety of integration formats, in particular, within the framework of our country’s chairmanship in BRICS and the CIS [the Commonwealth of Independent States] this year," the message read.

Russian language teacher Tamara Trofimova and former student, who became Russian language teacher in the city of Sibiti, Leonard Balossa, at the branch of the Institute of Russian Language named after A.S. Pushkin, Republic of Congo. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.06.2024
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Putin emphasized that in Russia all children have equal access to free education, and the country is proud of the “brilliant victories” of schoolchildren and students at international Olympiads, as well as the high quality of university education, which is confirmed by the “worthy positions” of universities in world rankings and the demand for Russian education from foreigners.

"Our country is open to comprehensive cooperation in the educational field and is ready to share its rich [and], in many ways, unique experience [by] developing pedagogical, and student-student exchanges and participating in new joint projects," the message concluded.

Africa is represented at the forum by delegates from a wide range of countries, namely Chad, the Central African Republic, Niger, Eswatini, South Africa, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Djibouti, South Sudan, Benin, and others. Among the participants are ministers of education from African countries.
The forum was organized by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, the My History Foundation, and the Republic of Tatarstan.