The Azerbaijan Institute of Theology continues its educational activities for senior students of secondary schools in a number of regions of the republic in order to attract highly intelligent and educated young people to the Institute for the 2019-2020 academic year. The next meeting of the institute was held in Gabala. The Institute's rector Jeyhun Mammadov, Deputy Head of the Gabala Region Executive Power Ataya Osmanov and other participants of the event laid fresh flowers at the monument to National Leader Heydar Aliyev in the center of Gabala city and honored the memory of the great leader. The Deputy Head of the Executive Power, the Chief of the Department of Socio-Political and Humanitarian Issues, Ataya Osmanova, during the meeting at the secondary school No. 5 of Gabala city, said that our country constantly carries out reforms in the field of education. All this gives us grounds once again to make sure that modern education in Azerbaijan is based on its rich progressive traditions, national-spiritual and universal values and international experience. A. Osmanova drew attention to the work done in the direction of the formation of adolescents and young people as progressive personalities, as well as loyal to national and moral values and with a patriotic spirit. Rector of AIT Jeyhun Mammadov noted that the development of education in Azerbaijan is one of the priorities of state policy. Stressing that the Great Leader Heydar Aliyev always paid special attention to the development of education, the rector noted that President Ilham Aliyev successfully continues this political line, and important reforms are being carried out under the leadership of the Head of State. Jeyhun Mammadov, who provided information about the institute, spoke about the establishment of the AIT, activities and international relations. He noted that the institute was created to provide training for highly qualified personnel in the organization of religious activities, as well as the preservation and development of a high religious and moral environment, based on the historical traditions of the Azerbaijani people and a logical result of state policy. Fidan Yusifova, Head of the Department of Master's Degree and Doctorate of AIT, made a presentation on the organization of the process of admission to a higher educational institution, as well as on existing specialties. She noted that every applicant who entered the Institute would be able to take advantage of the necessary conditions created by the care and attention of the state, free education and other privileges. Fidan Yusifova said that students will be provided with free clothes and food, besides the lessons they will attend foreign language courses and get other benefits. In conclusion, applicants, secondary school teachers and representatives of relevant government agencies were shown an introductory video, materials reflecting the public activities of the AIT. During the visit, Institute staff visited the newly built mosque and the Central Juma mosque in Gabala. They were provided with detailed information about the mosques. It was noted that the Gabala city mosque was built in 2013 with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and the Central Juma Mosque in 1898. During the Soviet period, the Gabala Central Juma Mosque was used for public purposes. In 2005, the mosque building was repaired and given for the use of believers.