Center for students with disabilities
One of the main directions of the policy connected with the advancement of social field in the country is providing the activity of disabled youth in all fields and creating inclusive environment with equal rights. Concrete programs are implemented in this field, so state programs: “Azerbaijani youth in 2017-2021” and “Development of Inclusive Education for Persons with Disabilities in 2018-2024” serve establishing environment without any barriers for the education of persons with disabilities and expanding their employment opportunities. The solution of this problem is entrusted to Ministry of Education in the document. It is also stated in the State Program that Law “About education” and Law “About education (special education) of persons with disabilities” of Azerbaijan Republic were adopted aiming to provide education rights of country citizens determined in the Constitution of Azerbaijan Republic. As well as, the issues about education and vocational training of persons with disabilities are emphasized in the Law of Azerbaijan Republic “On preventing disablement and impairment of the children"s health, rehabilitation and social protection of disabled persons and children with limited health capacities”.
Sumgayit State University also cares these problems and has instituted Center for disabled students according to Order “Development of Inclusive Education for Persons with Disabilities in 2018-2024” signed by President Ilham Aliyev. The university participates in several international projects as a partner. It is worth to note the execution of ESFIDIP-TEMPUS project “Establishment of foundation for integration of people with disabilities to higher education institutions of Azerbaijan”. Our university also participates at this project successfully, coordinated by Khazar University. Along with SSU, other prestigious higher education institutions of our Republic take part at this project: Khazar University (coordinator), Nakhchivan State University, Azerbaijan State University of Economics, Ganja State University, Lankaran State University, as well as local organizations: Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of People, Union of Disabled Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic. For learning international experience, prestigious European education institutions were involved in the project: Graz University of Austria, Lodz University of Republic of Poland, Macedonia University of Republic of Greece and Kingdom of Netherlands European Center for advice to people.
Rector of Sumgayit State University Professor Elkhan Huseynov, president of Union of Disabled Organizations Davud Rahimli and “Organizations of Disabled Entrepreneurs” Public Unity Mirza Mammad Valiyev signed cooperation agreement.
Representatives of Ministry of Education and UNICEF got acquainted with the work of Center for Disabled Students at Sumgayit State University.
The students with disabilities, who were admitted to Sumgayit State University in 2018-2019 academic year:
1. Faculty of History and geography
Aghazade Shahruz, Ahmadov Allahverdi
Ahmadov Allahverdi Vali oglu, visually impaired in the first group, specialty: history teaching, group 811, contact number-his parent: +994506745160, +994775799951
2. Faculty of Engineering
Aliyev Ali Elshan oglu, specialty: computer engineering, group 612 (has not got degree of disability, since he is not 18 yet), contact number-his parent: +994703290230, +99401806572852
3. Faculty of Mathematics
Alizade Minara Yavar gizi, visually impaired in the second group, contact number: +994 18 6425388
Najafli Charkaz Arif oglu, disabled in hand in the second group, contact number: +994505501531