President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On measures on cardinally improving system of general secondary, secondary special and vocational education”.
The document was adopted to improve the system of general secondary, secondary special and vocational education based on experience of developed foreign states and create conditions for training highly skilled specialists.
According to the decree, Uzbekistan will introduce mandatory 11-year general secondary education from 2018/2019 academic year.
From 2019-2020 academic year, professional colleges will accept graduates of the 11th grade of general educational schools on voluntary basis to receive professions. The education term is from six months to 2 years.