Senior Secondary Education in Uzbekistan

Project Overview

Project Title Senior Secondary Education in Uzbekistan
Project Number 33137-013
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End February 1, 2001–November 3, 2007
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(EUR) 42,157
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan
- Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education (MHSSE)
- The Center for Secondary Specialized Professional (Vocational) Education (CSSVE)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team


Beneficiary MHSSE

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In the year 2000, almost half the population of Uzbekistan was under 20 years old. It was therefore of importance for Uzbekistan to develop the human resources necessary for the transition toward a market-oriented economy, especially to foster the younger generation, which accounted for the greater part of the population, in order to proceed with the smooth transition to such an economy type. The development of a Senior Secondary Education (SSE) system was urgently needed. Particularly, development and enhancement of the Professional College (PC) system, which was one of the highest priority issues in the education sector of Uzbekistan.

Project Objectives

Immediate objectives of the Project are:

(i) to support implementation and refinement of the new SSE curriculum,

(ii) to develop effective management and teaching staff,

(iii) to develop domestic capacity for teaching materials production and acquisition, and

(iv) to foster cost-effective planning, management and policy development for SSE.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Vocational Education and Training in the Construction Sector

Vocational Education Promotion Programme


The project had four components: (i) development of 45 model schools; (ii) school director and teacher development; (iii) development of instructional materials; (iv) subsector planning, management, and policy development.

In-country training for directors and instructors: In response to the demand growth for training from non model PCs, additional training for directors and instructors of non model PCs was provided.

Capacity training for staff in executing agencies: Since the importance of training for monitoring and evaluation experts in executing agencies was recognized, the number of trainees was increased. All expenses were within a specified budget.

Project Results

The following outputs were achieved:

(a) Establishment of 45 model secondary high schools. The Project successfully rehabilitated schools and provided educational equipment.

(b) Capacity development of school directors and teachers. The Project helped to develop a teacher in-service training master plan and teacher training courses.

(c) Creation of instructional materials. Two hundred writers and potential writers were trained in 120 general and 80 specialized subjects during a series of central and regional workshops.

(d) Subsector planning, management, and policy development. Sixteen CSSE staff members participated in management training provided by the Project.

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