On June 13, the last bell rang at Classical Gymnasium N. 160 in the city of Baku. Participants in the ceremony included deputy Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov, and representatives of Baku City Education Department and Sabayil District Executive Authority.
The ceremony started with the playing of the national anthem. The tricolor of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the flag of the gymnasium were brought to the ceremony site to the accompaniment of a military orchestra.
Principal Faina Alakbarova highlighted the achievements of the gymnasium`s pupils at local and international Olympiads. She said Classical Gymnasium N. 160 had an enrollment of more than 2300 pupils, with 130 of them graduating this year.
Deputy Minister of Education Jeyhun Bayramov congratulated graduates on the last bell ceremony, and wished them success in their future life.
Saying that graduates entered a new stage of their life, Jeyhun Bayramov expressed his confidence that as Azerbaijani citizens they would contribute to the country`s accomplishments in all spheres.
The ceremony then featured “Last bell” sketch made by pupils of the gymnasium.
Sabayil district secondary school No. 160 was established in 1943. The building of the school was built in 1908. In 2006, the school was made Classical Gymnasium N. 160, a high-level state general education institution. The gymnasium now enrolls more than 2300 pupils representing nearly 30 nationalities in 69 classes. Pupils study here in Azerbaijani and Russian sections in two full shifts. In 2008 and 2013, Classical Gymnasium N. 160 was named “Best general education institution of the year” under orders of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
The last bell rang in some general education institutions on June 13 as the roads encompassed by Baku City Circuit, as well as the areas around the track will be closed for traffic on the eve of the 2016 Formula One Grand Prix of Europe.