It is planned to increase rural quota for agricultural specialties up to 70%

It is planned to increase rural quota for agricultural specialties up to 70%. At the same time, those who received an educational grant on a rural quota are required to work in the countryside for at least 3 years. It was stated by rector of the Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S.Seifulin Akhylbek Kurishbayev at the Government meeting, where measures to improve the agro-industrial complex were discussed.
Astana city14 November , 14:22

It should be noted that in the framework of the Development Maps for priority areas of agriculture, special attention is paid to the modernization of agrarian science.

According to akhylbek Kurishbayev, increase in the number of educational grants will enable to increase the inflow of rural youth to higher education institutions.

"With regard to providing the AIC with highly qualified personnel, the Ministry of Agriculture offers very necessary reforms to increase the share of students in agricultural specialties within the state order for the rural quota from 30% to 70%, which will increase the inflow to rural higher education institutions youth. At the same time, enrollment of these entrants will be conducted on the basis of recommendations of the directions of agricultural enterprises and local executive bodies. At the same time, it is planned to introduce legislative norms that oblige university graduates who have received an educational grant on a rural quota, to work in rural areas for at least 3 years", Akhylbek Kurishbaev said .

In case of non-fulfillment of these obligations, the graduate should return the cost of the grant to the State.

"Thus, the inflow of professional personnel into agriculture is ensured and the effectiveness of allocated budget funds is ensured. At present, about half of the future agricultural specialists are educated in 17 non-core universities, which are not adequately provided with educational and practical facilities. This, of course, affects the quality of knowledge of future specialists", - the Head of KazATU.

According to the rector of the Kazakh Agrotechnical University, at least 70% of educational grants for agricultural specialties are offered to be placed among specialized, agrarian universities of the Ministry of Agriculture on the development map.

Akbota Kuzekbay