SCIENCE AND EDUCATION


Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports visits Baku Higher Oil School

Baku, October 14, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports Farid Gayibov has visited Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). BHOS rector Elmar Gasimov acquainted the minister with the material and technical base of the university, classrooms, research laboratories, exhibits of the university’s museum, Student House, social and sports infrastructure, educational process, and conditions created for students.

The minister watched a video footage featuring the speech of President Ilham Aliyev at the BHOS Congress Hall during the opening of the university campus. He also observed the campus through a virtual 360-degree video system.

Minister Gayibov also familiarized himself with the sports infrastructure of the university, including a swimming pool, tennis hall, fitness center, football field, etc. The rector noted that BHOS has various sport clubs, and that every student is obliged to be a member of one of these clubs.

Watching the training of students in the swimming club, Minister Farid Gayibov highly appreciated the conditions created for sports at BHOS, noting that the university's football and volleyball teams can participate in Azerbaijan’s championship. Elmar Gasimov said that the table tennis team of Baku Higher Oil School is also ready to take part in the championship.

With the participation of the minister, a meeting then was held with the Presidential Scholars studying at the university, chairmen of student youth organizations, and heads of youth clubs.

At the meeting, Elmar Gasimov congratulated Farid Gayibov on his appointment as minister and wished him success in his work. The rector thanked the minister for devoting time to BHOS and its students, despite his busy schedule. Elmar Gasimov stressed that he was proud that Baku Higher Oil School was the first among all universities Farid Gayibov visited after his appointment as Minister of Youth and Sports. The rector noted that Baku Higher Oil School is successfully fulfilling its mission of training highly qualified English-speaking personnel, implementing the motto of President Ilham Aliyev “We must turn oil capital into human capital”, and that BHOS will continue to fulfill this mission with honor.

“The number of students receiving a Presidential Scholarship is growing every year. Of the 102 Presidential Scholars of this year, 33 are BHOS students. This is a record figure in the history of Azerbaijani education,” the rector added.

Farid Gayibov highly appreciated the conditions created for students at BHOS.

“The educational process at the university meets modern requirements. I was pleasantly surprised by the conditions created at Baku Higher Oil School. No university has such conditions for sports as BHOS does. I am pleased to be at a university with such a highly effective training system and such an infrastructure. I am proud of the successful BHOS students,” Farid Gayibov said.

During the meeting, the minister answered students' questions and listened to their opinions and suggestions.

At the end of the meeting, Farid Gayibov was presented with a plaque "Guest of Honor" of Baku Higher Oil School and a souvenir.

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