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Open Russian education centers to be launched in Syria

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Open Russian education centers to be launched in Syria


07.02.2019

Фото: press service of Russian Ministry of Defence 

A network of open educational centers in Russian organized by Russian Ministry of Education will start working in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

According to the representative of the Ministry Stanislav Gaponenko, Russia will assist in organizing Russian language classes in Syrian schools within the framework of implementation of the arrangement between ministries of education of the two countries.

Refresher trainings for teachers will be conducted online. Russian specialists will invite Syrian teachers to open lessons. 

Stanislav Gaponenko also noted the popularity of Education in Russian project. The portal allows everyone to learn Russian and other subjects in the public domain. Over 2000 Syrian citizens have already visited the website. 

As Russkiy Mir reported, the popularity of Russian language in Syria is increasing. About 15 000 people in the country study it. 

According to the applicants, in order to become a student of the Russian language department at Damascus University, the passing grade must be much higher than for the English language department. The interest in Russian education is increasing as well. Number of applicants wishing to study in Russia has exceeded 2000 people, while the quota for students from Syria is only 500 state-funded places. 

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