Historical background to the document "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)"

When Heydar Aliyev came to power at the request of the people, his main task was to form the national statehood, administrative structures and strengthen them, as well as to reconstruct the national education system.

In 1998 he signed a decree “on the establishment of the State Committee for the reforms in education”. More serious problem in this sphere was the construction, repair and equipment of schools. Heydar Aliyev signed a new decree on the improvement of education in the Republic of Azerbaijan .This decree created new conditions for the fully development of this sphere, for the modernization of the administration and for adapting them to international standards and for the integration to the world education system.

“90 Instants of the Great leader”, Heydar Aliyev Heritage research center, “Sharq-Qarb”, Baku-2013, p.191