23.11.2020 18:00

"The famous teachers of Karabakh"- Safarali bey Valibeyov

The next public figure of "Famous teachers of Karabakh" project of the Ministry of Education is Safarali bey Valibeyov. He was born in 1861 in Shusha. 

After graduating from the Gori Teachers' Seminary in 1881, Safarali bey began his career as a teacher and worked at the seminary until 1896. He was one of the first three young Azerbaijanis to graduate from the Gori Teachers' Seminary. He spent about 20 years of his life in pedagogical work, raising dozens of talented young people. Every time when he was coming to Shusha to rest during the holidays, he was teaching children free of charge and preparing them for secondary and higher education institutions.

Since the 80s of the XIX century, the efforts of leading intellectuals to establish a school of the mother tongue had been growing. One of such schools was opened in 1883 in Shusha by Safarali bey. At his school there were 25 pupils from different social strata. 

Safarali bey moved from Gori to Baku in 1896. He taught here for two years. Prominent personalities such as Jalil Mammadguluzade, Nariman Narimanov, Suleyman Sani Akhundov received their primary education from him.

Safarali Bey was not only known as a good teacher among his contemporaries. He was also known as a prominent educator, a master methodologist, a skilled translator, and a scholar with extensive knowledge.

It should be noted that the "Famous Teachers of Karabakh" project provides information about famous people born in Karabakh and engaged in pedagogical activities. The aim of the project is to commemorate famous teachers originally from Karabakh.