Mingecevir is also one of the central towns of science, education and culture. There are two institutions of higher education, one college, 20 high schools, 3 musical schools, one private Turkish lycee and a drivers training school in the town.
A total of 1,814 teachers and 471 mentors engaged in education in the town. A total of 18,125 students study at high schools in Mingecevir, while 200-250 students graduate from schools every year. In 2002, 274 graduates entered various higher education institutions in the republic and abroad.
There are also seven non-educational centers under the Mingecevir education department. They are the chess school, the canoe-training center, the technical creative center, the center for students environmental upbringing, the creative center for children, the youth sports center and the center of youth tourism and regional geography.
These centers are of great importance to let children obtain new skills and knowledge and to reveal ingenious young people.
Teachers and students establish very rich study halls at high schools.
There are 21 nursery schools in Mingecevir. A total of 2,825 children of different ages are brought up in these nursery schools. Two of the nursery schools – No 10 and 16 – switched to the “step by step methodology devised by the Open Society Institute (USA) in March 1998.
Mingecevir Polytechnic Institute
This institution of higher education started as a branch of the Azerbaijani Oil Academy in 1991, but became independent and was developed into Mingecevir Polytechnic Institute the same year.
The institute offers specialties as follows: the regulation of economy; management of economy; state and municipality management; heating and electric power stations; mechanical engineering; vehicles and tractors; technical exploitation of vehicles; organization of vehicular traffic; electro insulation; cables and condensers; information processing and automation of management systems, and repair of vehicles and services. A total of 1,210 students are currently studying in the institute. Of these, 1,200 students study for bachelors degree, while 10 for masters degree.
The number of staff of the institute is 150, of which 52 are doctors of science and candidates of sciences.
There are wide lecture halls, laboratories, a canteen, a reading hall, a library, a gymnasium, an assembly hall etc in the institute. A computer center, which was established by the Soros international humanitarian organization and connected to the Internet, operates in the institute.
The rector of the institute is Akif Novruz oglu Haciyev, who is a candidate of pedagogical sciences. The institute is located at the following address: 21 D. Aliyeva St., tel.: (994 147) 5-78-98; fax: (994 147) 5-87-00
The Mingecevir branch of the Azerbaijani Teachers Training Institute
This institute of higher education was established on the basis of Mingecevir Polytechnic college in 2002. The institute prepares specialists in the following areas:
- pedagogy and methodology of pre-school education
- pedagogy and methodology of secondary education
- mathematics and physics
- Azerbaijani language and literature
There are also training courses on improving teachers skills in the institute. The number of students in the institute is 520, while the number of staff is 80, including 13 doctors and candidates of sciences.
The head of this institute of high education is Aslan Hasan oglu Damirov, who is candidate of physics and mathematics sciences. The address of this education center is: 55/18 M.A. Rasulzada Avenue, tel.: (994 147) 5-31-37; fax: (994 147) 5-25-24, 5-41-57
Mingecevir medical school
The school was established in 1991. There are 17 study halls at the school: anatomy, therapy, surgery, pediatrics and others.
The school offers specialties as follows:
- medical treatment
- orthopedic stomatology
- laboratory diagnosis
There is a computer room at the school. What is more, every study hall was equipped with computers.
A total of 594 people are currently studying at the school, and 47 teachers with university degree instruct them.