IT Champion competition winners awarded at Innopolis University

9 February 2016, Tuesday

Тhe winners of an IT Champion competition were awarded at Innopolis University earlier in the day.

Attendees were Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Information Technology and Communication Minister Roman Shaikhutdinov, and Education and Science Minister Engel Fattakhov.

The list of winners in the Most Active School nomination includes the Burdin secondary school in Tukayev region, Korsabash main school in Saby region, Tubylgytaus main school in Novisheshminsk region, and others. The five leading schools were awarded TVs. Ninety six percent of the Tatarstan’s schools had take part in the nomination.

The list of top five winners of the competition’s stage one includes Ilsaf Kulmukhametov of Kurmanaev main school in Nurlat region, David Ganiakhin in Osinovo grammar school in Zelenogolsk region, and others.

Based on the results, the schoolchildren were presented tablet PCs and smartphones.

“I envy you a little, as you are in a new town, at a new university,” Tatarstan education minister told the schoolchildren. “You face a bright future, you only need to study, work and set ambitious tasks.”

In three years, Engel Fattakhov went on to note, 420 people had participated in the competition, 1,086 winning prizes, while the number of personal accounts at the Tatarstan’s public services website had increased to 1.5 million.

Tatarstan Information Technology and Communication Minister Roman Shaikhutdinov stressed: “You live in Tatarstan, this land is rich in intelligent, creative and goal-oriented people. I wish you to be admitted to this university, settle in this campus and aim for heights that at first glance seem unreachable.”

He called on the students to set their sights on the information technologies industry that offers great opportunities. Tatarstan minister then presented awards to the most active users of the public services website.

Tatarstan President recalled that, when first launched, online public services had boomed, but at some point later on the growth had stopped.

“We had to find a decision to bring the situation around. I suggested making this scheme and asking school students, the most advanced part of the population, for help,” Rustam Minnikhanov said. The number of online public services rendered was the merit of school students as well, he added.

“You can display yourselves on in the IT branch alone: we need engineers, teachers, et cetera. What matters the most is a solid basic education. You need to know the Russian and Tatar languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry and history. The knowledge you receive in school will greatly benefit you,” Rustam Minnikhanov is convinced.

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