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Prime Minister of Tajikistan Inaugurates UCA's Learning Centre in Kulob

School of Professional and Continuing Education
7 January 2024

On 4 January 2024, His Excellency Qohir Rasulzoda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan, inaugurated the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) newly established Learning Centre in Kulob, Khatlon Oblast. Prime Minister Rasulzoda was accompanied by Mr Saidzoda Rahim Hamro, Minister of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr Davlatali Said, Governor of Khatlon Region, and Mr Bakhtiyor Nazarzoda, Mayor of Kulob.

“I am very impressed with the quality of instructors at this centre of UCA. Their selection is solely on merit and that is extremely important to provide high-quality of teaching,”

– remarked Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda while touring the facilities of the Kulob centre.

In line with UCA’s mission of promoting the socio-economic development of Central Asia, SPCE provides young people and adults with short-cycle professional and vocational training that improves employment and income-generating opportunities. SPCE’s Learning Centre in Kulob is the eighth such facility established and operated by SPCE in Tajikistan and the 16th across UCA’s Founding States and in Afghanistan. In 2024, UCA plans to establish one more Learning Centre in Danghara, Tajikistan.

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H.E. Qohir Rasulzoda, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan (second from left), and Mr. Davlatali Said, Governor of Khatlon Region (third from left, first row) touring the SPCE’s Learning Centre in Kulob.

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From Left to Right: Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda, Governor Davlatali Said, Minister of Education Saidzoda Rahim Hamro, and Minister of Transport Azim Ibrohim interacting with English language instructor of SPCE’s Learning Centre in Kulob.

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Students of SPCE’s Learning Centre in Kulob.

Since 2006, SPCE has successfully graduated over 240,000 learners; of these 1300 have been trained as entrepreneurs who have created 1,500 jobs. The School also operates in Khorog a Technical and Vocational Education Training programme that prepares electricians, welders, auto mechanics, plumbers and construction workers.

“UCA highly appreciates its collaborative efforts with the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan to improve the quality of learning opportunities for the people of the country. We are confident that this newly established learning centre of SPCE in Kulob will make a significant contribution to the social and economic development of the city and broader Khatlon region,”

– noted Dr Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman, Board of Trustees, University of Central Asia.

The SPCE Learning Center in Kulob, similar to SPCE’s other centres, will offer a wide range of internationally certified courses in languages (English, German, and Russian), technology (Computer Literacy, Programming) and accounting (International Accounting Practice, Finance, and Management Accounting). It will also be a centre for Language Testing. The faculty and staff of the Kulob Learning Centre have been recruited from among the residents of Kulob and Khatlon Region, reflecting UCA’s commitment to fostering socio-economic growth in the region.

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