Republic of Uzbekistan
The Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan each year issues an Order about the next Republican Academic Olympiads in Basic Disciplines which includes information and instructions concerning Uzbek NBO. This Order is send to all Regional Divisions of the Center of Secondary Specialized and Vocational education (branch of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education) and is distributed among Secondary specialized, vocational Education Institutions (Academic Lyceum and Vocational colleges). An information is also published in press and on the Website of the Center of Secondary Specialized and Vocational education (www.markaz.uz).
At the all rounds, multiple choice tests and theoretical and practical questions are exercised.
At the 1st and 2nd rounds, tasks are prepared by local methodical boards, appointed by the local organizing committees. At the 3rd and 4th rounds theoretical and practical questions are prepared by a commission, appointed by the Republican Organizing Committee; multiple choice tests in this rounds are prepared by the State Testing Center.
The students read up for the competition either all by themselves or by catch-up classes and sessions.
1.5-2 hour a day at home
~ 4 hours a week for class exercise and ~ 2 hours a week for progress tutorial.
During their training for the Olympiad, students are using their schoolbooks, university textbooks, lecture courses corresponding to the school, vocational college, academic lyceum or university level, which are published , translated educational literature, tests of former National or International Biological Olympiads.
Aiming at the support for the student training and at the Biological Olympiad organization, educational and methodical materials, which contain methodical suggestions for the student training, analysis of tests and questions, recommendations on the designing of Olympiad tasks and criteria for estimating the performance of students, and examples of tests offered in previous years as well, are distributed at different rounds of the competition.
Information on the Olympiad and its results is published in the regional and republic press. The passage of the 4th round is reflected in newspapers and on TV channels.
The main organizer is the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The Center of Secondary Specialized and Vocational education at the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education is the coordinator of Olympiads, which is responsible for the organizational and methodical support of the corresponding competitions.
The general regulation of the Republican Academic
Olympiads in Basic Disciplines approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of Uzbekistan and registered by the Ministry of Justice.
The Republican Academic Olympiads in Basic Disciplines Olympiads are held annually in-between students of the secondary specialized, vocational educational establishments (academic lyceum and vocational colleges), which provide general education.
The Republican 4-round competition reaches out 15-20% of all students.
630 students take part in the 4th round of the Republican academic competition; 40 of them participate in the biology contest.