From the speech of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev at the ceremony held in Secondary School 6 on the occassion of the new academic year - Baku, 1 September 2001

“...The education system in Azerbaijan is under the care of the state. It means that schools, educational institutions, universities, except few ones, belong to the state. The government’s main task is to finance education, establish state-of-the-art facilities for the high level education, for improving conditions in schools. You should know that our education system has the biggest share in the budget. It is not surprising. Other spheres may lack funds, but not education. Lack of finance in education will harm our future…”