Over 71% of young people would like to be teachers - survey

Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- More than 71% of young people in Uzbekistan want to link their future with the profession of a teacher, according to a survey of U-Report. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Public Education.

UNICEF and the Union of Youth of Uzbekistan, in collaboration with the Senate of Oliy Majlis and the Ministry of Public Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan, with the support of Ucell, launched a new digital platform for youth engagement U-Report in Uzbekistan.

The U-Report provides young people with the opportunity to express their opinions on important issues. In the framework of the U-Report, boys and girls participate in regular surveys via SMS, Facebook, Telegram.

In honor of Teachers and Tutors’ Day, U-Report together with the Ministry of Public Education of Uzbekistan conducted a survey among young people about the teacher’s profession and what should be done to improve the status of teachers in the country.

The survey involved more than 1,120 respondents. According to the survey results, 71% of respondents want to become teachers and 29% of respondents would like to link their future with other professions.

At the same time, 31% of respondents stated that they want to work in public schools, 20% in higher education institutions, 11% in private schools, and 10% in educational institutions.

When asked why they would like to become a teacher, over 250 respondents answered that they would like to share their knowledge and raise a decent generation, 150 respondents love children and would like to work with them. More than 100 young people consider the profession of an honorary teacher.

Over 110 respondents said that they would like to become educators, because of good working conditions, stability and good wages. This, in turn, shows that the recent decisions of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev to improve the status of teachers in society have been positively accepted by young people.

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