|Dean of the faculty:||Reymov Qarjawbay Dawletbaevich|
The first foundation of the faculty was the Institute of Teachers in September 1943 as part of the Department of Physics and Mathematics. Built on the basis of the Department of Natural Sciences and Geography, it was later transformed into a faculty in 1948. The first dean of this faculty was the senior teacher of chemistry A.Buleshov. In 1959, candidate of chemical sciencesYakovPak was confirmed as the dean of the faculty. From 1960 to 1965,professor S. Erejepov, from 1967to1968, A. Tleubergenov, from 1969to1986, docent. K. Aitbaevhead the faculty as a dean.
After the independence of our country, in order to improve the training of schoolteachers in the republic in the academic year of 1990-1991 with the reorganization of the Nukus State Pedagogical Institute, this faculty was reorganized on September 5, 1996 under the name of Natural Sciences. In 1996-1998, Professor B.Allamuratov, in 1998-2002,docent Sh.Saparov, in 2003-2010,docent Sh.Allamuratov, in 2010-2021 docent A.Saparovwere deans of the faculty. Since March 2021,docent Q. Reymov heads the faculty.
The faculty prepares teachers of chemistry and biology for schools and lyceums of the republic and neighboring regions. 5110300 – Bachelor of Chemistry, 5110400 – Bachelor of Biology and 5A110301 – Methods of teaching exact and natural sciences (chemistry) specialties are training specialist teachers at the master’s level. After graduation, they are fully employed in educational institutions of the republic on the basis of mutual agreements.
The number of students is growing from year to year, depending on the needs of the national economy. At present, 866 students study at the faculty in the field of bachelor’s education (383 students in the field of bachelor’s education 5110300-Chemistry, 483 students in the field of bachelor’s education 5110400-Biology). They have a library with a reserve of more than 145,000 copies of about 15,000 books, an electronic library with modern technical equipment, Internet access classrooms, lecture halls and laboratories, which will be the basis for deepening students’ knowledge.
Active students are mentored by professors and teachers with high academic level and extensive experience. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Gozzal Nurmukhasheva, a 3rd-year student of the Biology Teaching Methodology direction, and in the 2019-2020 academic year, Shakhnoza Karazhanova, a 3rd-year student of the Chemistry Teaching Methodology direction, became scholars of the A. Navoi State Scholarship. Also in the 2019-2020 academic year, the 2nd-year student of the Biology Teaching Methods direction Gulbanu Almenova and the 2nd-year student of the Chemistry Teaching Methods direction Gawkhar Bekbergenova became the winners of the I. Yusupov and Ajiniyaz scholarships, respectively. In the 2020-2021 academic year Shakhnoza Dauletbaeva, the 3rd-year student of the Biology direction and in the same year SarygulKalbaeva, the 3rd-year student of the Biology direction, became the winners of the personal scholarships named after A. Navoi and I. Yusupov.
At present, the faculty has departments of “Chemistry teaching methods”, “Zoology, Human Morphophysiology and its teaching methods” and “Botany, Ecology and its teaching methods”, which have 4 doctors, professors, 18 candidates of sciences, associate professors, 32 senior and assistant teachers. They teach undergraduate and graduate students and supervise their research works.
Nowadays the Department of Chemistry teaching methods of the faculty is head by docent. L.Kabulova, PhD, the Department of Botany, Ecology and its teaching methods is head bycandidate of biological sciences docent. R.Eshmuratov, and the Department of Zoology, Human Morphophysiology and methods of teaching is head by docent U.Kudaybergenova, Ph.D.
Professors and students of the faculty are actively involved in scientific, practical conferences at the international, republican and institute levels. The III International Scientific-Theoretical Conference “Current Issues of Natural Sciences” was held at the faculty on May 11-12, 2022. These conferences were attended by professors, researchers, undergraduates and students from universities of the republic, research institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences, secondary special education institutions.
The departments of the faculty have signed cooperation agreements with the Karakalpak branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioecology and Microbiology, the Botanical Garden, the Committee for Nature Protection, which greatly assists students in conducting laboratory classes, specialties and pedagogical practices.
Areas of study
- 5110300 – Chemistry
- 5110400 – Biology
- Department of Chemistry teaching methods
- Department of Botany, Ecology and its teaching methods
- Department of Zoology, Human Morphophysiology and methods of teaching it