The Military Lyceum named after division commander Jamshid Nakhchivansky was established with Mr. Heydar Aliyev’s initiative in 1971 in Baku on the basis of 8-years residential school № 2. According to the decree of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated November 24, 1997 the school was named after J. Nakhchivansky.
The alumni of the lyceum have been at the forefront of the establishment of our Army, and struggle for defending the territorial integrity of their motherland since our republic gained its independence. More than 100 alumni of the lyceum were awarded with orders and medals due to their prowess and 8 of them were honored with the name of “National Hero of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
The Military Lyceum named after J. Nakhchivansky is a state guaranteed full secondary education institute. The admission exam of the lyceum is on the 1st of September and in order to be admitted the candidates between ages 14 and 16, having finished eighth grade have an examination on mathematics, physics, Azerbaijan language and chemistry subjects at the State Commission for University Admissions. The duration of the education is 3 years at the military lyceum. During these 3 years they are educated on 21 subjects in accordance with the education plan approved by Ministry of Education. At the lyceum the cadets can improve their combat and physical training along with general education.