Kazakh Education and Science Ministry sums up 2012 work results as Minister Bakytzhan Zhumagulov delivered a speech at an enlarged meeting involving Premier Serik Akhmetov. The Minister says that education budgets has almost doubled over the recent years and added up to 1,3 trillion tenge, which makes 5% of GDP. Balapan government programme enabled to ensure better coverage of children with pre-school education and electronic learning is being successfully introduced in schools. The Minister’s report shows that over 500 Kazakh schools joined e-learning projects in 2011 and 2012 and the modernisation figures are expected to reach 90% by 2020. Furthermore, teaching staff continues to be improved in terms of quality using the template of Nazarbayev intellectual schools.
Serik Akhmetov has set new tasks for 2013 ahead of scientists and teachers. The tasks include improving quality of education, new research priorities and the implementation of Balapan programme. In particular, the Cabinet head gave instructions to attract investment to build more nursery schools.
Serik Akhmetov, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan
- We have experience in providing nursery schools. But how can we ensure better coverage? We have relevant experience. We need to explore this experience and built on it. Secondly, we need to develop a network of nursery schools. Better incentives are needed to make this business attractive.