President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov instructed to develop a program for training highly qualified personnel for the fuel and energy complex. The relevant instructions were given at a working meeting on the development of the oil and gas industry held today, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.
Addressing the Vice-Premier Mammetmyrat Geldinyyazov, who is in charge of the education sector, and Shahym Abdrahmanov, the rector of the International Oil and Gas University, the head of state noted that the development of science, technology, the improvement of the quality and level of education of young people, the training of talented specialists to work in all sectors of the fuel and energy complex is an important requirement of the time.
“Despite the fact that a modern high-tech International University of Oil and Gas was built, the geological exploration, oil and gas production and processing industries of Turkmenistan are not fully provided with highly qualified personnel," Berdimuhamedov stated.
“In addition to managers, field specialists, IT specialists, it is important for the University to train highly professional teachers, researchers and candidates of science in these areas,” the head of state said.
The President of the country noted that in the field of training highly qualified workers for the oil and gas industry, carrying out scientific and practical work, cooperation with international universities and other authoritative specialized institutions should be intensified, using modern communication systems. Also, Turkmen students should regularly participate in prestigious international competitions, the scientific works prepared by them should be introduced into production.
Guided by the world experience in training specialists for the oil and gas sector, the University should introduce modern methods and know-how, train in accordance with international standards, involve highly professional specialists from foreign countries in this work, the head of state noted and gave specific instructions to a number of leaders.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov focused on the importance of analyzing the needs of the oil and gas complex for various specialists and stated that it would be advisable to create a Center for the training of teachers, researchers, candidates of science for the oil and gas industry at the university.
The head of state also pointed out that it is necessary to actively involve international educational institutions, including training centers of reputable companies, such as CNPС, Dragon Oil, Hyundai, LG, Lukoýl, Areti and many others, who are reliable partners of our country.
Speaking about this, the leader of the nation noted that it is necessary to establish bilateral relations with prestigious higher educational institutions of the oil and gas sector of foreign countries - in order to exchange experience, knowledge, and introduce modern methods of training highly qualified specialists at the level of world standards. At the same time, students, teachers and researchers of our country should actively participate in international competitions.
Summing up the above, the head of Turkmenistan gave specific instructions to the vice-premier and rector of the university on the preparation of the necessary proposals on this matter.