A large-scale national pedagogical council brought together about a thousand teachers from all over the country. Addressing them, President Alexander Lukashenko emphasized: for the modern economy of knowledge, the most important resource is breakthrough technologies. Education plays a dominant role in such conditions. Belarus should also follow these trends. The format of the national pedagogical council with the participation of the Head of State suggests the possibility for each of the teachers to ask the President a question. Specialists were interested in the issues of vocational guidance, the attractiveness of universities for foreign students, as well as information security.