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MOSCOW, March 16 (Itar-Tass) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev sent greetings to the participants and guests of the Second All-Russian Congress of Vice Rectors for Educational Work at Higher and Secondary Vocational Educational Institutions.
“Your forum agenda includes a number of urgent issues related to the implementation of government youth policy at universities, colleges and secondary technical schools,” the prime minister said in his message on Saturday, March 16.
“Today, Russia requires competent and responsible specialists who are able to efficiently address tasks concerning the country’s innovative development and to work in the interests of society. Special attention should be paid to the patriotic education of the young generation, shaping moral and ethical values, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. I expect that all of the recommendations to be taken at the forum will find a widespread application,” Medvedev said.
He wished the participants in the congress “fruitful discussions, success and all of the best.”
The forum has brought together over 700 vice rectors and heads of departments responsible for educational work from higher and secondary vocational educational institutions all Russian regions, where more than 5 million students are studying.
They will discuss current issues and problems in their jurisdiction.
The first such congress took place in Moscow on September 21-23, 2012 and brought together vice rectors from 548 higher education institutions in 78 regions of Russia.