New Minister of Education for Tajikistan

Cats sparking joy, unlike certain Tajik civil servants... Whilst Russia has been making the headlines for its more-Marie-Kondo-than-Marie-Kondo approach to replacing government personnel (if it doesn't spark joy...), the Tajik government has been doing some pretty comprehensive new year cleaning of its own. I heard earlier today (January 24, 2020) from a knowledgeable source in …

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New Education Minister for Kazakhstan

Following Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev's recent firing of his entire cabinet (well, they resigned en masse, but under considerable pressure from the top to do so), a new Minister of Education and Science has been appointed. Replacing Yerlan Sagadiyev at the helm of Kazakhstan's constantly reforming education system is Kulyash Nogataevna Shamshidinova [ru]. An educator …

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Want a PhD in Tajikistan? Then learn English or Russian

The sages at the Ministry of Education in Tajikistan have decided that PhD candidates in the country should defend their theses in Russian or English [ru]. No official justification has been given for this November 8 announcement by Minister of Education Nuriddin Said. The only exception would be for theses relating to ethnic and national issues, …

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