Uzbekistan Schools to teach chess

Compulsory education in chess will be introduced in 150 Uzbekistan schools in Uzbekistan as the pilot project according to decree of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. As previously reported, in February, Uzbekistan President suggested including chess in the school curriculum.

According to the decree, the Ministry of Public Education together with the Chess Federation will approve chess training programmes by 20 August. It is planned that over time these programmes will cover all Uzbekistan schools.

In early June, when the President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov visited Tashkent, he was told about the latest research of Uzbek scientists, who convincingly prove that the birthplace of chess is Uzbekistan.