Ex-President R. Otunbayeva believes that University enrollees should choose professions in engineering, geology, energy and programming.

May 7, 2013, 06:00

The Ex-President of Kyrgyzstan, Roza Otunbayeva, believes that in-coming college students should choose professions in engineering, geology, programming and the energy sector. She spoke about this on May 7th at the “Development of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Foreign Policy in the Years of Independence” conference in Bishkek. 

According to her, in Kyrgyzstan it has become fashionable to study to become a diplomat, but not everyone becomes a diplomat. Ms. Otunbayeva noted that the most important task today is to choose a future career. It is necessary to choose a career as an engineer, geologist, or energy specialist, because these are the fields that define the nation’s economy. 

Additionally, she stated that in Kyrgyzstan there are too few programmers, seeing as how, according to international evaluations, in the next 10 years there will be millions of positions available for working in the field of programming and information technology. As an example, the Ex-President provided India, which, according to her, “straddled information technology.”

Bishkek (AKIpress)