In Uzbekistan, directors of Andijan schools are required to have letters of conscience in which they swear not to take bribes. In addition, teachers in Andijan schools are forced to hold “Around the Campfire” activities after school until 10:00 pm for children with bad behavior. About it informs Uzbek service of Radio Liberty.
The director of one of the schools in Andijan told the publication about letters with an oath not to take bribes.
Earlier in the evening on February 3, the director of local school No. 41 was detained while receiving a bribe of $500. According to an interlocutor of the Uzbek service of Radio Liberty, after that an order was received to urgently receive “letters of conscience” from the directors of all Andijan schools addressed to the head of the regional department of public education, Azizbek Mirkomilov.
“I myself wrote such a letter in which I swore that I would always work in good conscience and would never take a bribe,” the source said.
The director of another school in Andijan confirmed the words of his colleague.
“After all, all this is simply window dressing. I believe that such letters are taken in order to later report to the higher authorities that they have taken appropriate measures. These letters have no value, no one will read letters in which school principals They swear that they will not take bribes,” he said.
The interlocutor of the publication also shared that at present, directors of all schools in the Andijan region, their deputies and teachers are forced to be at work every day until 22:00 and hold events around the fire, where children who have been seen in bad behavior perform poetry and dance .
The need for “Around the fire” events is also indicated in the schedule of events approved by the head of the Andijan regional department of public education, the Uzbek service of Radio Liberty notes.
The headmaster of the Andijan school says bonfire events have become fashionable because of a misinterpretation of the president’s words.
“One of my acquaintances, who took part in a conference call led by the president, said that at this conference the head of state figuratively said that “a fire should burn in schools,” meaning that life should be in full swing in schools. And what happened then? Officials ordered to make bonfires in schools and hold poetry evenings and dances around them. They began to record all this on video and distribute it on social networks, showing that they are fulfilling the instructions of the president. But this is nothing but window dressing!” director of one of the schools in Andijan.