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Azercell and Ministry of Education sign memorandum of understanding

calendar 10.02.2017

Azercell Telecom LLC joined the next initiative to support professional and personal development of the youth in Azerbaijan. Thus the company took part in the presentation of SABAH Career Academy held in the Ministry of Education. 

SABAH Career Academy was established to provide necessary support for SABAH graduates in their future professional development path. Under the program the Ministry of Education and Azercell act together to increase the efficiency of student’s extracurricular activities and prepare highly educated youth with all necessary theoretical and practical background.   

Azercell CEO Vahid Mursaliyev gave a speech at the ceremony stating that Azercell regularly monitors the positive change and development trends in educational system in the country. “Nevertheless, we do not only monitor, but also provide our assistance and support towards the education. Azercell has always considered this support as a core of its social responsibility strategy. Our company cooperates with a range of leading universities and schools both in Baku and the regions. We have provided job opportunities for hundreds of students. Azercell has been ranked among top employers in Azerbaijan for 20 years. We have chosen a strategy of investing in the development of our company and country by investing in human capital”, he noted.

Mr. Mursaliyev added that decision to cooperate with SABAH group was not made by coincidence, as this project has brought a new vision, new approach and new spirit to Azerbaijani education. “So, we couldn’t leave it inattentively. By signing the memorandum today, we make this cooperation more organized. I am hopeful that this cooperation will lead to great success in the future”, he concluded.    

It was also noted that SABAH Career Winter School will be held in Guba on February 17-20. The representatives of Azercell Telecom LLC will join the event and give useful sessions for the future career building of the students.

Later on, the Ministry of Education and Azercell Telecom LLC signed a memorandum of understanding on future cooperation. Under the memorandum the Ministry of Education will select 10 students of SABAH groups for Career Academy. They will have introductory visits to Azercell and attend open sessions and master classes. Academy members will also have an opportunity to use Barama Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, special online materials and tests.

Following the signing ceremony, 9 students winning Azercell scholarships were awarded certificates. Also, Azercell presented the certificates of partnership.

High-profile officials of the Ministry of Education, SABAH group, official partners of Academy, as well as students and media representatives participated in the event.  

Azercell has a history of cooperation with SABAH groups. Last year 50 percent of places in Baku was allocated for SABAH groups under Student Bursary Program. One of the 5 teams qualified for 6-months-long incubation program in Barama Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center consisted of SABAH students. Introductory visit to Azercell Plaza was organized for the student of SABAH groups at the end of 2016. They attended winter sessions about “Introduction to GSM technologies”, “Product Management” and “Develop your own brand”.     

SABAH groups is one of the most leading projects established in academic year 2014/2015 in 7 universities with the initiative of the Ministry of Education. Currently, SABAH groups operates in 11 universities with 45 fields of specialization and over 2300 students. 748 SABAH students will graduate from 7 universities in 45 fields of specialization in academic year 2016/2017.


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The leader of the mobile communication industry of Azerbaijan and the biggest investor in the non-oil sector Azercell Telecom LLC was founded in 1996. With 48% share of Azerbaijan’s mobile market Azercell’s network covers 80% of the territory and 99,8% of population of the country. Currently, 4,5 million subscribers choose Azercell services. Azercell has pioneered an important number of innovations in Azerbaijan, including GSM technology, advance payment system, 24/7 Customer Care, online customer services, GPRS/EDGE, M2M, MobilBank, one-stop- shop service offices Azercell Express, mobile e-service “ASAN signature”, etc. Azercell deployed first 4G – LTE services in Azerbaijan in 2012. According to the results of mobile network quality surveys of Global Wireless Solutions company and international systems specialized in wireless coverage mapping such as “Opensignal” and “”, Azercell’s network demonstrated the best results among the mobile operators of Azerbaijan.